Jill Constantine
Human Services

Jill Constantine

Senior Vice President; General Manager, Human Services

Jill Constantine is an expert in teacher compensation and quality, as well as access to college for low-income students.

She has led several large-scale studies of federal policy initiatives, applying technical expertise in random assignment study designs, matching procedures such as propensity scoring, and advanced statistical modeling. Constantine directed the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) for the U.S. Department of Education from 2010-2014, also serving as deputy project director for several years. The WWC assesses the quality of thousands of studies of education curricula, practices, and policies, and then summarizes the findings of well-designed studies in reports for educators, policymakers, and the general public. At the core of the WWC is a set of rigorous standards for research design; the high quality studies that meet WWC standards have strong causal validity.

She also directed Mathematica’s evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund grants, a random assignment study of performance-based compensation systems designed to provided bonuses to effective teachers and principals.

Before joining the firm, she was an assistant professor at Williams College. She has published in and serves as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Industrial Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Review of African American Education. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Teacher training, quality and compensation
  • Access to college for low income students
  • Experimental and nonexperimental methods for evaluating education interventions
  • Systematic reviews
Focus Area Topics
  • Education
  • School Reform
  • Strengthening and Disseminating Research
  • Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
  • Labor: Strengthening and Disseminating Research
  • Human Services

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