Paul J. Burkander

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Senior Education Researcher, SRI Education

Paul Burkander, PhD, has over 10 years of experience using quantitative analyses to improve student outcomes. He specializes in conducting rigorous descriptive and impact analyses, and in developing and applying evidence review standards.   

Burkander has led impact analyses for the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, and for school districts such as the School District of Philadelphia and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. These analyses have addressed a wide range of topics, including employment and training programs for adults, college and career preparation programs for students, school reform models, and teacher training and incentives. Burkander also has extensive experience working with the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs), having led projects for REL Pacific and REL Mid-Atlantic, and having served for 6 years as a REL peer reviewer.

Burkander has co-authored evidence review standards and led the first round of reviews for the Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse, and he is a certified reviewer for What Works Clearinghouse group design standards (Version 4.1). He holds a doctorate in economics from Michigan State University and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Eastern Michigan University.

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