CEDR Research Team

goldhaberDan Goldhaber

Dr. Dan Goldhaber is the Director of the Center for Education Data & Research and a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. He is also the Director of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) and a Vice-President at American Institutes of Research (AIR). Dan previously served as an elected member of the Alexandria City School Board from 1997-2002, as an Associate Editor of Economics of Education Review and an editor of Education Finance and Policy.

Dan's work focuses on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level, the broad array of human capital policies that influence the composition, distribution, and quality of teachers in the workforce, and connections between students' K-12 experiences and postsecondary outcomes. Topics of published work in this area include studies of the stability of value-added measures of teachers, the effects of teacher qualifications and quality on student achievement, and the impact of teacher pay structure and licensure on the teacher labor market. Previous work has covered topics such as the relative efficiency of public and private schools, and the effects of accountability systems and market competition on K-12 schooling.

Dan's research has been regularly published in leading peer-reviewed economic and education journals such as: American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The findings from these articles have been covered in more widely accessible media outlets such as National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Education Week.

Dan holds degrees from the University of Vermont (BA, Economics) and Cornell University (MS and PhD, Labor Economics). You can reach Dan by email at dgoldhab@uw.edu or via phone at 206-547-1562.


Nate Brown
Research Manager

Nate Brown entered education research following several years of experience as a case manager in a community mental health and public health setting. Nate holds a BS in Neuroscience from Washington State University and an MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington, Bothell. Nate is currently working on projects related to the teacher labor market, teacher licensure, and international comparative education. Nate can be reached at nrb9@uw.edu. Curriculum Vitae


Jordan Chamberlain
Grant Administrator

Jordan Chamberlain helps oversee a range of CEDR activities including project and budget management, administrative support, and fiscal services. Jordan holds a BA in English from Brigham Young University. Jordan can be reached at jordanc2@uw.edu



Cyrus Grout
Research Consultant

Cyrus Grout's research focuses on exploring how public pension structures influence the composition of the teacher workforce and how applicant information is utilized during teacher recruitment and hiring processes. His other research interests include public policy analysis, incentive mechanisms, and the interaction of land use regulation and property rights. Cyrus holds degrees from Occidental College (BA, Economics) and Oregon State University (PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics). Cyrus can be reached at cyrusgrout@gmail.com


Andrew Katz
Data Analyst

Andrew Katz is a Data Analyst at CEDR currently working on projects related to teacher preparation, strategic district partnerships, and teacher staffing challenges. Andrew can be reached at ahkatz5@gmail.com



Natsumi Naito
Data Analyst

Natsumi Naito is a Data Analyst at CEDR currently working on projects related to teacher preparation and teacher workforce outcomes. Natsumi can be reached at naiton@uw.edu



Rebecca Ortega
Research Assistant

Rebecca Ortega is a PhD student in Biocultural Anthropology at the University of Washington. She is currently working on projects related to teacher preparation and K-12 student incentive programs. Rebecca can be reached at ortegar3@uw.edu



Vanessa Quince
Post Doc

Vanessa Quince recently obtained her PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington. She is currently working on projects related to student equity, teacher quality gaps, and alternative programming. Vanessa can be reached at vquince1@uw.edu



Malcolm Wolff
Research Assistant

Malcolm Wolff is a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Washington. He is currently assisting on projects related to the teacher workforce, strategic district partnerships, and teacher preparation. Malcolm can be reached at m.lee.wolff@gmail.com