Tracey Lloyd (née Shollenberger) is a research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her work focuses on education and criminal justice. She currently directs projects on school discipline, youth-police interactions, and racial disparities in police stops and use of force.
Lloyd has extensive experience with research design, quantitative data analysis, and qualitative data collection. Through her work on funded research projects at Urban and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Lloyd has led the construction of complex, multilevel quantitative data sets and the collection of original data through surveys, systematic observations, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. A former public high school teacher, Lloyd is committed to conducting rigorous research that incorporates practitioner expertise and produces meaningful, accessible results for the field. She earned bachelor’s degrees in administration of justice and Spanish from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate degree in sociology and social policy from Harvard University.