Forest Crigler is a survey researcher with expertise in survey design and administration, interviewer training, and evaluation of technical assistance programs. He has designed, tested, and administered multi-mode survey instruments, led field interviewer trainings, and conducted in-depth interviews with respondents ranging from students and school and district staff to state education agency staff and education program directors. He has also served in key roles on projects for the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration.
Currently, Crigler is the survey director for a study assessing Pennsylvania local education agencies’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020–2021 school year. He is also deputy project director of the external evaluation team for the U.S. Department of Education’s Region 2 Comprehensive Center. Additionally, he serves as a task leader for an evaluation examining the impact of enhanced career navigator training on adult learners’ educational and employment outcomes.
Previously, Crigler served as deputy survey director on a national evaluation of a demonstration to improve economic and educational outcomes for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. In other projects, he has studied how states, school districts, and schools are implementing special education law and has provided ongoing feedback and impact information as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School evaluation. Across all of his projects, he has overseen phone, field, and online data collection efforts and uses adaptive survey design to efficiently collect data from a variety of survey respondents.
Crigler joined Mathematica in 2014. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Harvard University.