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Director, Center for Education Data & Research, University of Washington

Dan Goldhaber is the Director of the Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER, at the American Institutes for Research and the Director of the Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR, at the University of Washington. Both CALDER and CEDR use administrative data to do research that informs decisions about policy and practice.

Dan's work focuses on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level, including 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 statistical properties of value-added measures of teacher effectiveness, the effects of teacher qualifications and quality on student achievement, and the equity of teacher distribution.


  • –present
    Director, CALDER at AIR and Director, CEDR at the University of Washington, American Institutes for Research


  • 1994 
    Cornell University, Ph.D./Labor Economics