Tracey Lloyd (formerly Shollenberger) is a senior research associate in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her work focuses on education, criminal justice, and related social policy issues affecting children and families. She directs projects on school discipline reform and school safety, 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 at Urban and with the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, she has led the construction and analysis of complex administrative and survey datasets and original data collection through surveys, systematic observations, interviews, and focus groups. A former public high school teacher, Lloyd has a deep appreciation for practitioner expertise and prioritizes actionable results. 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.