Ethan is a Graduate Student Researcher for CCREC and a doctoral student in the Education Department's Social and Cultural Contexts of Education program with a designated emphasis in Sociology. His research interests include: school reform, institutional theory, critical approaches to policy analysis, philanthropy, education technology, critical discourse analysis, participatory action research, and ethnography. He seeks to understand why particular reforms emerge and gain traction as urgent national priorities and what bearing these reforms have on historic inequities in educational opportunity. Ethan taught special education at Waialua High and Intermediate School on the North Shore of O'ahu. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Redlands and a graduate certificate in special education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.