Walter Herring

Walter Herring

PhD student in Education Policy Studies

University of Virginia


Walter Herring is a doctoral student in Education Policy Studies at the University of Virginia. His research primarily explores how stakeholders can leverage emerging data from the early elementary grades to inform decision making. He is currently on the job market.


  • Early elementary grades
  • Early literacy
  • Equity
  • Data science applications in education


  • PhD in Education Policy Studies, 2022 (Expected)

    University of Virginia

  • MPP in Public Policy, 2019

    University of Virginia

  • BA in Public Policy, 2013

    Stanford University


EDLF 4080: Education Policy (Undergraduate)

Co-instructor: Fall 2019, University of Virginia

LPPP 6001: Foundational Skills Workshop in Stata (Graduate)

TA: Fall 2018, University of Virginia

Data Management Workshop (Undergraduate)

Instructor: Summer 2018, Summer 2019, University of Virginia

Algebra I (9th Grade)

Teacher: 2013-2015, WW Samuell High School


eBird Life List

I started bird watching as a way to get outside during the COVID-19 pandemic and am keeping a running tally of my currently-humble list of “lifer” species.

Ed Policy Holiday Cards

For the last four years, my program-mate Brian Kim and I have created a series of goofy holiday cards ( click here for the 2020 edition). Brian does the design and most of the thinking, I’m more of an “ideas guy”.