Jeffrey Terziev

Jeffrey Terziev

Researcher
Name Pronunciation: Jeff-ree Ter-zee-ev
Pronouns: he/him
Expertise
  • K–12 education policy
  • Educator preparation, diversity, and effectiveness
  • Research design
  • Program evaluation
Focus Areas
  • Human Services
  • Education
About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Terziev focuses on evaluating education programs and policies, particularly those on educator preparation, diversity, and effectiveness.

Since joining Mathematica in 2014, Terziev has worked on a range of education projects. Currently, he is the principal investigator of a study of teacher and principal residencies in Pennsylvania and the director of a project that supports a state education evidence resource center. He is also helping conduct evaluations of a KIPP school leader development program and a teacher home visiting program in the District of Columbia. Terziev is also an experienced What Works Clearinghouse reviewer and has assisted in projects related to improving educator diversity, evaluating educator effectiveness, developing school leader pipelines, and strengthening early childhood special education.

Terziev’s work is influenced by his observations of poverty and inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up; Miami, Florida, where he went to college; and Washington, DC, where he went to graduate school and now lives. His observations led him to pursue ways to improve education systems as a means to alleviate poverty and reduce inequality. He has presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Terziev holds an M.P.P. from the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy.