Hannah Kistler is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. She uses quantitative methods to answer research questions about how best to improve teacher quality, recruitment and retention, particularly in low-income schools.
Hannah’s research interests are motivated by her experiences as a researcher and a teacher. Prior to her graduate studies, Hannah worked as a Research Analyst in the Center for Education Policy at SRI Education in Arlington, VA. In that role, she supported data collection and analysis on projects related to beginning teacher induction and teacher professional development. Before working at SRI, she worked as a middle school math teacher and instructional specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Vanderbilt University as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marian University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College.