Gleason Named Senior Fellow at Mathematica
PRINCETON, N.J. (August 22, 2008)—Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., recently announced the appointment of Philip Gleason as senior fellow. This title is reserved for individuals who have nationally recognized expertise in a policy or research field, have established Mathematica as a leader in a technical or methodological area, and have an outstanding record of achievement in directing large and complex projects. Gleason, an expert in evaluation design and random assignment, joined the firm in 1991 and has directed many studies related to education initiatives and federal nutrition programs.
Gleason currently directs two large national studies of charter schools, one a rigorous evaluation of charter middle schools for the U.S. Department of Education and the other an evaluation of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) schools for the KIPP Foundation. He is also leading a study of childhood obesity and the school meal programs. In recent years, he has played a key role in research examining administrative and nutrition-related aspects of the school meal programs, examined the dynamics of participation in the Food Stamp Program, and studied dropout prevention programs.
Gleason publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals, with recent articles appearing in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Evaluation Review, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Demography. He is also on the board of editors of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and authored a chapter in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy, a book from Yale University Press. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Mathematica Policy Research strives to improve public well-being by conducting high-quality, objective research and surveys. A nonpartisan firm, its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company, with offices in Princeton, N.J., Washington, D.C., Cambridge, Mass., and Ann Arbor, Mich., has conducted some of the most important studies of education, health care, welfare, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs in the U.S.