Meet The Team

Dr. Dan Goldhaber is the Director of the Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER, caldercenter.org) at the American Institutes for Research and the Director of the Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR, cedr.us) at the University of Washington. Learn more about Dan under the Experts tab.

Dan Goldhaber

DIRECTOR

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

Cyrus Grout

RESEARCH CONSULTANT

Malcolm Wolff is a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Washington. His current work assesses the predictive validity of teacher candidate letters of recommendation freeform application text on future classroom performance outcomes using natural language processing and statistical learning. Malcolm can be reached at mlw32[at]uw[dot]edu

Malcolm Wolff

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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

Nate Brown

RESEARCH MANAGER

Erica Mallett is a PhD student in Educational, Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington. Her research interests include, the implementation of school finance reform with a focus on racial equity, and the implementation of any intervention designed to increase educational opportunities for disenfranchised students. Her current research with CEDR explores how changes in teacher salaries impact retirement decisions and pension obligations, and Career and Technical Education teachers impact on special education students. Erica can be reached at emall@uw.edu

Erica Mallet

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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

Andrew Katz

DATA ANALYST

Katie Choate comes to CEDR after working for the Washington Legislature as a research analyst for the House Education Committee. She received her BA in Education and is certified as an Elementary Ed. Teacher in Washington State. She received her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, specializing in education policy and data analysis. You can reach Katie at choateka@uw.edu.

Kathryn Choate

RESEARCH ANALYST

Trevor Gratz's research investigates the relationship between the design of financial aid policies and students' post-secondary attainment, interventions to improve the educational effectiveness of pre-service teachers, and the intersection of health, healthcare, and students educational outcomes. Trevor received his BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington and his MS in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University. Trevor can be reached at gratzt@uw.edu.

Trevor Gratz

DATA ANALYST

Stephanie Liddle is a Research Analyst at CEDR. Her work supports projects that link teachers and students.  Her focus is estimating value-added models in Washington State to measure and track teacher effectiveness over time.

Stephanie Liddle

RESEARCH CONSULTANT

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

TEACHER RECRUITMENT & SELECTION

A long-standing researcher-practitioner partnership between CEDR and Spokane Public Schools (SPS) has connected data collected during the teacher hiring process in SPS to later teacher outcomes in SPS and other district in Washington

SCHOOL RESOURCES &
EQUITY

CEDR projects have investigated the connections between school resources (e.g., textbook adoption) and students' educational trajectories and outcomes.

POSTSECONDARY
EDUCATION

CEDR projects have explored the impact of programs like Washington's College Bound Scholarship program and students' postsecondary outcomes.

TEACHER PREPARATION & LICENSURE

CEDR projects including the Teacher Education Learning Collaborative (TELC; www.telc.us), the Improving Student Teaching Initiative (ISTI), and others have investigated the connections between specific teacher preparation experiences and measures collected during teacher licensure and later outcomes for teacher candidates.

SPECIAL EDUCATION &
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

CEDR has participated in several projects related to the participation of students with disabilities in career and technical education (CTE) and the extent to which this participation predicts later outcomes

TEACHER LABOR
MARKETS 

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EDUCATION SYSTEMS & LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES

CEDR projects have investigated the connections between school resources (e.g., textbook adoption) and students' educational trajectories and outcomes.

CEDR has studied processes and outcomes in the teacher labor market like teacher collective bargaining agreements, teacher quality gaps, and teacher layoffs and their connections to student achievement

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS & EFFECTIVENESS

CEDR projects have explored the impact of programs like Washington's College Bound Scholarship program and students' postsecondary outcomes.

TEACHER
PENSIONS

CEDR researchers have studied the teacher pension system in Washington and other states and investigated the connections between pensions systems and teachers' career paths and effectiveness.