NaLette Brodnax

Joint Public Policy Ph.D. 2017

(617) 495-4465
IU Bloomington


  • B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 2003
  • M.P.P., Loyola University Chicago, 2012
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2017


I am a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. I received my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 2017.

My research focuses on education policy and quantitative research methodology. I specialize in randomized experiments, cost-benefit analysis, econometrics, and computational social science. I teach courses and workshops in statistics, programming, and applied computational methods.

In the private sector, I have worked for Eli Lilly, Nokia, and Abbott Laboratories. I have also worked under contract with the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University, and others.

I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Master of Public Policy and from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Courses Taught

  • Statistical Techniques
  • Data Science

Honors & Awards

  • Philip J. Rutledge Fellowship, Indiana University Bloomington, 2017
  • President’s Diversity Doctoral Fellowship, Indiana University Bloomington, 2014
  • John Glenn Washington Academic Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2003