Kevin Gee*

Kevin Gee

Position Title
Associate Professor of Education


Research Interests 
Kevin Gee is assistant professor of education and researches the impact of school-based health policies and programs on children's outcomes. He also investigates how school policies and programs can help promote the well-being and educational outcomes of children who face a broad array of adverse conditions and experiences including school bullying, food insecurity, and abuse and neglect. Dr. Gee specializes in the use of applied quantitative methods in evaluation including quasi-experimental methods and multilevel modeling. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Reuters and Education Week.

Diversity Statement 
Diversity is a core underlying theme that I explicitly weave throughout my research; it motivates my work and provides a platform to understand the experiences of groups that often lie on the periphery of mainstream research. For example, in my current investigation into the link between food insecurity and children's developmental outcomes, I have intentionally focused on African American and Latino children, who, despite their disproportionate rates of food insecurity in the population, prior research has tended to overlook. Through my teaching, I also promote and encourage a critical understanding of the educational experiences of diverse student populations who are often marginalized both in the context of the United States and in developing countries. For example, in one of my courses, I explore the educational challenges of immigrant and undocumented students as well as the challenges facing students of color in urban school districts.

Selected Publications

Gee, K.A. (2018). Leveraging the Public School System to Combat Adolescent Obesity: The Limits of Arkansas’s Statewide Policy Initiative. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Gee, K. (2018) Growing Up With A Food Insecure Adult: The Cognitive Consequences of Recurrent Versus Transitory Food Insecurity Across the Early Elementary Years. Journal of Family Issues.

Gee, K. A. (2015). School-Based Body Mass Index Screening and Parental Notification in Late Adolescence: Evidence from Arkansas’s Act 1220. Journal of Adolescent Health. 57(3): 270-276.

Gee, K. A., Krausen, K. (2015). Safety Linked to Reduced Truancy in High-poverty Schools. UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Policy Brief. 3(8)

Gee, K. A., & Cho, R. (2014). The Effects of Single-Sex versus Coeducational Schooling on Adolescent Peer Victimization and Perpetration. Journal of Adolescence. 37(8): 1237-1251.

Abe, Y., Gee, K. A. (2014). Sensitivity Analyses for Clustered Data: An Illustration from a Large-Scale Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial in Education. Evaluation and Program Planning. 47:26-34.

Cooc, N., Gee, K. A. (2014). National Trends in School Victimization Among Asian American Adolescents. Journal of Adolescence. 37 (6): 839–849.

Gee., K. A. (2014). Multilevel Growth Modeling: An Introductory Approach to Analyzing Longitudinal Data for Evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation. 35(4): 543-561.