Jean T. Knab (Tansey) *04

Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research

Mathematica Policy Research
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton NJ, 08543-2393
E-Mail: jknab@mathematica-mpr.com(link sends e-mail)
Job: Jean is currently a Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has experience designing and implementing large-scale research projects, conducting technical assistance, and assessing the rigor of completed evaluations through her work on a diverse array of projects. Dr. Knab is a researcher on the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Multi-Component Evaluation, a Federal evaluation of teenage pregnancy prevention programs. In addition, she oversees technical assistance to 43 evaluations of teenage pregnancy prevention programs nationwide. She worked on a mixed-methods evaluation design report for a cross-site evaluation of home visiting programs. She was study director of the $17 million Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, overseeing the data management, providing training and technical assistance to project partners and the public, and conducting research. Finally, Dr. Knab has experience in assessing research rigor through her work on two large-scale systematic review efforts of education and home visiting programs. For the What Works Clearinghouse reviews of education research, Dr. Knab provided operational and technical oversight and training to staff working in more than a dozen topic areas. Jean’s research interests span a variety of topics – education, early childhood, teenage pregnancy prevention, welfare, family support – but are largely centered around improving the wellbeing of disadvantaged populations.

Ph.D. Dissertation: The Form and Function of Unmarried Families