Kathleen Mulvaney Hoyer, Ph.D.
Kathleen Mulvaney Hoyer, Ph.D., is a research scientist at Activate Research. Dr. Hoyer’s work has focused on education policy and practice in schools, districts, states, and at the federal level. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research as well as technical assistance. Dr. Hoyer is skilled in research design, conducting literature reviews, questionnaire development, data collection (e.g., individual and focus group interviews), data analysis (qualitative and quantitative), logic model development, meeting facilitation, and report writing. Recently, she contributed to a literature review and has facilitated meetings for the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) Education Statistics Services Institute Network (ESSIN) Task Order 33; engaged grantees in logic model development for work with Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees; and conducted several individual and focus group interviews with educators for a number of recent projects. She has also recently co-authored several Statistics in Brief publications released by NCES. Her areas of focus include federal, state, and local education policy, school finance, teacher policy, and educational equity. Dr. Hoyer is a certified reviewer for the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) at the Institute for Education Sciences (IES). She holds a M.A. in education policy and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.