Kelly Hallberg

Kelly Hallberg

MPES 2 Cohort 2
Kelly Hallberg is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Social Policy. Her dissertation examines the conditions under which quasi-experimental research designs can provide trustworthy estimates of causal effects in education. Her work is designed to improve the internal and external validity of evaluations of education policies and programs. Kelly served as a senior researcher at American Institutes for Research where she led education program evaluations and policy studies. She has also served as a research assistant at Chapin Hall Center for Children and as a Senate Aide to Senator Tom Harkin. Kelly holds a BA in political science with an education concentration from Carleton College, an MPP from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and an MA in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern.


Year Degree Institution
2013 PhD, Human Dev & Social Pol
Human Development and Social Policy
Northwestern University
2011 MA, Human Dev & Social Pol Northwestern University
2005 MPP Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
2001 BA, Political Science, Education Concentration Carleton College

Research Interests

Research methodology, quasi experimental design, within study comparisons, education policy, and evaluating the effectiveness of education reforms and interventions

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