Novak Named Associate Director of Research Systems at Mathematica
Contact: Cheryl Pedersen, (609) 275-2258
PRINCETON, N.J. (January 22, 2010)—Mathematica Policy Research recently announced the appointment of senior researcher Timothy J. Novak as associate director of research systems for the firm’s Princeton, N.J. office. In this position, he will be responsible for supervising the research systems analysts in the Health Research Division and Human Services Division.
Since joining Mathematica in 1994, Novak has developed a wide variety of systems expertise related to education policy, data management, and statistics. He holds an M.S. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in economics from Temple University. He has managed and developed data systems for many Mathematica education studies including an evaluation of early elementary school math curricula and nutrition studies for the federal school lunch and breakfast programs. He has also published widely on topics in education and nutrition for infants and children.
Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research firm, provides a full range of research and data collection services, including program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation, and program performance/data management, to improve public well-being. Its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company, with offices in Princeton, N.J., Ann Arbor, Mich., Cambridge, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Oakland, Calif., and Washington, D.C., has conducted some of the most important studies of disability, health care, education, family support, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs.