Devonne Crystal Byndloss
(Sociology, November 1999)
Thesis Title: Resistance, Confrontation, and Accommodation in Two Urban School Districts: Black-Led Reform Efforts in the 1960s and 1980s
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Kenneth Andrews
Initial Placement: Post-doc in Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Current Position: Senior Associate, K-12 Policy Area, MDRC
Bio: Byndloss has experience researching and directing initiatives to promote college access and success for low-income students. Currently, she leads the federally funded evaluation of the New York City Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) 9-14 school model and serves as MDRC’s first director for outreach, diversity, and inclusion. Past employment includes roles as director of research and analysis for Symphonic Strategies, and as assistant dean for research and associate director at the College of Education at Temple University. Byndloss earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD in sociology from Harvard University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds an executive education certificate from the Harvard Business School. Byndloss is a LEADERSHIP Philadelphia fellow and supports several nonprofit organizations that assist families in need.