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Matthew N. Gaertner

Principal Research Scientist, Center for Education Policy

Matthew N. Gaertner, Ph.D., focuses on college and career readiness and the effects of educational policies and reforms on disadvantaged students’ access, persistence and achievement. 

Gaertner’s work has been published in Harvard Law & Policy Review, Harvard Educational Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Research in Higher Education, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice and the Journal of College Admission. In addition, his research on affirmative action has been recognized by numerous professional organizations. 

Gaertner was awarded a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and an Association for Institutional Research Dissertation Grant. He also received the 2013 and 2011 Charles F. Elton Best Paper Awards from the Association for Institutional Research. 

Prior to joining SRI, Gaertner held positions in Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network and at American Institutes for Research. He earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in research and evaluation methodology from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Matthew N. Gaertner, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Education Policy