Dr. Hannaway is Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. She is also an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes of Research (AIR). She 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.
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 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 and was formerly Senior Fellow and founding Director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She has authored or co-authored/edited seven books and numerous papers in education and management journals. She is twice a past vice-president of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and also served as a member of the Executive Board. Hannaway was also on the Council of the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) and is immediate past president of the American Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). 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 the American Educational Research Association. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University.