Cheryl Behany

Cheryl Behany

Principal Program Analyst
  • Operations and information management
  • Website management
  • Proposal management
  • Federal records management
  • Optimizing project delivery
Focus Areas
  • Education
  • Strengthening and Disseminating Research
  • Labor: Strengthening and Disseminating Research
  • Human Services
About Cheryl

Cheryl Behany, an expert in operations and information management, directs operations for two federal clearinghouses at Mathematica.


Behany has a long tenure with  the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. As the WWC’s  director of operations, she manages the day-to-day activities of all review teams, including staffing, workflow, and dissemination, to meet production schedules. She is also a WWC-certified reviewer.

In the labor arena, Behany is the project director of the  Workforce Systems Strategies Clearinghouse for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In this role, she leads efforts to identify research and tools for workforce practitioners, develops website content, and manages outreach. Other DOL projects have focused on analyzing processing of annual reports and other public use reports filed by labor unions and monitoring systems and operations for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act Filing Acceptance System.

Behany, who joined Mathematica in 1994, holds an M.B.A. in finance from Pepperdine University. She holds National Archives and Records Administration Certification in Federal Records Management.

Key Projects
  • What Works Clearinghouse
    What Works Clearinghouse

    The What Works Clearinghouse collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making has increased demand for this type of information.

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