As the Area Director for WestEd’s Data Analytics team, Tony Fong manages a team of quantitative and qualitative researchers that conducts data analyses for research projects across many content areas. He is also a Senior Research Associate II, and in this capacity manages various large-scale research and evaluation studies.
Currently Fong is the principal investigator of a five-year evaluation for an Investing in Innovation (i3) validation grant that is evaluating the effectiveness of a high school English curriculum. He is also the principal investigator for a five-year evaluation funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to evaluate a curriculum that is designed to better meet the needs of students who are English learners.
Fong has authored publications on many different topics, including the academic achievement of students who are English learners, math course sequences of students in middle and high school, and college remediation. He has presented at numerous conferences, including those of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, the Association for Education Finance and Policy, and the American Educational Research Association.
Prior to joining WestEd, Fong served as a Senior Associate in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. There he also served as the Director for the San Francisco office’s Junior Achievement program.
Fong received a BA in business/economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MS in applied statistics and a PhD in economics and education from Columbia University, Teachers College.