Expert Witness: Dr. Daniel Goldhaber
Daniel Goldhaber, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Education Data & Research, and a Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell. Dr. Goldhaber is the co-editor of Education Finance and Policy. Dr. Goldhaber’s work focuses on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level, the broad array of human capital policies that influence the composition, distribution, and quality of teachers in the workforce, and connections between students’ K-12 experiences and post-secondary outcomes. Dr. Goldhaber’s published research on teachers includes simulations to determine the comparative effects of different layoff policies on the teacher workforce and student outcomes. Dr. Goldhaber earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Labor Economics from Cornell University.
Dr. Goldhaber testified at trial about the following topics and issues:
- Effects on students of seniority-based reductions in force
- Disparate impact on minority and low-income students of seniority-based reductions in force
- The Mystery of Good Teaching
- Does Teacher Certification Matter? High School Teacher Certification Status and Student Achievement
- Using Performance on the Job to Inform Teacher Tenure Decisions
- Everyone’s Doing It, But What Does Teacher Testing Tell Us About Teacher Effectiveness?
- Is it Just a Bad Class? Assessing the Long-term Stability of Estimated Teacher Performance
- Teacher Layoffs: An Empirical Illustration of Seniority vs. Measures of Effectiveness
- Managing the Teacher Workforce in Austere Times: The Implications of Teacher Layoffs
- The Disproportionate Impact of Seniority-Based Layoffs on Poor, Minority Students