Kathleen Mulvaney Hoyer, Ph.D.
Research Scientist. Kathleen’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. Kathleen is skilled in research design, conducting literature reviews, questionnaire development, data collection (e.g., individual and focus group interviews), data analysis (qualitative and quantitative), and report writing. She possesses an extensive knowledge of the large National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) universe and sample surveys. Prior to joining Activate Research, Inc., Kathleen worked as a Research Associate with the American Institutes for Research. Her areas of focus included federal, state, and local education policy, school finance, teacher policy, and educational equity. Kathleen has taught undergraduate courses in education philosophy, and is a former member of the federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Kathleen holds a master’s degree in education policy and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.