David Manzeske is a principal researcher at AIR, where he conducts research and evaluation related to educator systems and education policy, with an emphasis in educator preparation and performance.
As the applied research director for REL Midwest, Dr. Manzeske oversees a portfolio of research studies that are conducted to address states’ and districts’ high-leverage needs. These studies are designed in collaboration with research alliances that include state and local education agency administrators. He also serves as the principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, of multiple large-scale studies that implement experimental or quasi-experimental designs. He serves as the principal investigator of the National Board Certification Efficacy Study, which is a randomized controlled trial that is funded by a four-year Institute of Education Sciences Education Research Grant (Goal 3) from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Dr. Manzeske has or currently leads external evaluations of programs funded by the following ED grant programs: Supporting Effective Educator Development Program, Investing in Innovation Fund Program, Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, and the Teacher Incentive Fund program.
Previously, Dr. Manzeske served as a task leader for the Institute of Education Sciences’ (IES/NCEE) Impact Evaluation of Teacher and Leader Performance Evaluation Systems, which was a five-year, randomized controlled trial.