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Eleanor Fulbeck

American Institutes for Research

Eleanor S. Fulbeck, Ph.D.,is a Senior Researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Her major areas of interest and expertise include educator human capital management, school finance, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, and geospatial techniques. In particular, she is interested in the way educational policy can be crafted and implemented to promote equal educational access and opportunity. Before joining AIR, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she examined the use of financial incentives as a policy lever for increasing retention, particularly of high-quality teachers and specifically at high-poverty schools. At AIR, she currently serves as the principal investigator for the evaluation of the Denver Teacher Residency Program and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Transformation Center with the National Center for Teacher Residencies. In addition, she serves as the project director for the evaluations of the Newark Public Schools breakthrough teacher contract and the National Center for Teacher Residencies Supporting Effective Educator Development grant, where she oversees all aspects of the project and manages client relationships. She holds a joint Ph.D. in education policy and research and evaluation methodology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a M.S. in adolescent social studies education from Fordham University, and a B.A. in globalization studies from New York University.