Congratulations to our paper award recipient Daniel Shephard from Teachers College Columbia University for his paper “The Effect of Refugee School Inclusion Models on Students’ Sense of School Belonging.”
Daniel Shephard is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative and International Education with a specialization in Sociology at Teachers College, Columbia University. His current research focuses on how school structures and social networks influence students’ social and academic trajectories within contexts of large-scale forced displacement. His dissertation investigates how the structures of schools hosting refugee students shape interpersonal networks and how those structures and networks influence academic outcomes and social cohesion among both local and displaced students in Jordan. In addition to his dissertation research, Daniel has been involved with educational research projects in 30 countries and has published first-author articles in Compare, Educational Researcher, Children and Youth Services Review, and the International Journal of Social Welfare, and Governance.