Sami Kitmitto

Principal Researcher

Sami Kitmitto is an economist and quantitative analyst specializing in quasi-experimental and experimental methods for research and evaluation in the areas of education and the workforce. He is currently deputy project director on the NAEP Validity Studies project for the U.S. Department of Education (ED), a principal investigator on an evaluation of youth workforce programs for San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and their Families, and a principal investigator on an evaluation of changes to California’s CalWORKs program for the California Department of Social Services.

Dr. Kitmitto has worked on numerous education and workforce projects including as principal investigator for a randomized trial for the Education Endowment Foundation (UK), project director for the National Evaluation of Magnet Schools for ED, project director for an evaluation of the federal Impact Aid program for ED, and as a senior analyst on the California Comprehensive Center for the California Department of Education. He also authored a chapter on California’s paid family leave program for the book Time off with Baby: The Case for Paid Care Leave. Dr. Kitmitto earned his doctorate in Economics with a multi-disciplinary emphasis in Economy, Justice, and Society from the University of California, Davis.

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Davis; B.A., Economics, Trinity College