Rachael Lawrence

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Rachael Lawrence

Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Director, Center for Educational Policy
Center for Educational Policy

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Dr. Rachael B. Lawrence, Postdoctoral Fellow, serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Education Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. Lawrence primarily conducts research and evaluation about programs seeking to close the achievement gaps and promote equity and access in educational attainment. Within this, she has a special interest in sustainability and social return on investment of educational initiatives. She has been published in Evaluation, New Directions in Institutional Research, and The American Journal of Education Forum. In addition, Lawrence serves as the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation.

  • Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration