Cortney Rowland is a principal technical assistance consultant, with more than ten years of experience as a researcher, policy analyst, and technical assistance provider. Dr. Rowland specializes in educator effectiveness work, particularly teacher and principal human capital management systems. At AIR, she conducts research, policy analysis, and technical assistance for the Education Policy Center, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, and the Teacher Incentive Fund Technical Assistance Network. Dr. Rowland has a variety of publications concentrating on teacher and principal effectiveness and has presented at numerous state, regional, and national convenings on these topics. Dr. Rowland recently served on the working group charged with finalizing the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Rowland worked at the National Governors Association, where she managed the Education Division’s school leadership work. Before that, she worked for several years at Learning Point Associates, where she led a variety of projects including content development for the Center for Educator Compensation Reform, teacher evaluation system development for the Ohio Department of Education, and was principal investigator for the Iowa pay-for-performance pilot project evaluation.
Ph.D., Sociology, Loyola University-Chicago; M.A., , Sociology, Bowling Green State University; B.A., Sociology and French, Ohio University