Jane Hannaway is professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University and an Institute Fellow at AIR. Dr. Hannaway is the founding director of CALDER (National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research), headquartered at AIR where she was also vice president. From 1993 to 2011, she was senior fellow and founding director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute.
Dr. Hannaway is an organizational sociologist whose work focuses on educational organizations, in particular the effects of education reforms on school policies and practices and ultimately on student outcomes. Her current research is heavily focused on using data from state administrative longitudinal data files to study issues associated with teacher labor markets and education accountability policies. She is beginning new work estimating the payoffs of secondary and postsecondary experiences on education attainment and labor market outcomes of students.
Dr. Hannaway previously served on the faculty of Columbia, Princeton, and Stanford Universities. She has authored or co-authored/edited seven books and numerous papers in education and management journals.
Dr. Hannaway is past president of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) and a member of its Executive Committee. She is also twice a past vice-president of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and each time served on the Executive Board. She also served on the Council of the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) and Chair of the Education Program for the 2016 meetings. She is on the editorial board of a number of journals, and was editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, the main policy journal of AERA. She served on the NCLB Commission tasked to provide recommendations for reauthorization as well as a number of National Academy panels.