Erin Dillon

Erin Dillon

Researcher
Expertise
  • Evaluation design and technical assistance
  • K–12 education programs and policies
  • Postsecondary education
  • Systematic evidence reviews
Focus Areas
  • Human Services
  • Education
  • Effective Data Use
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
About Erin

Erin Dillon has expertise in a broad range of topics within the field of education, including K–12 education reform, teacher quality, and postsecondary success. She brings to her work a passion for improving programs and policy through better data use and greater access to high quality research.

Dillon’s work at Mathematica focuses on evaluating education programs, conducting systematic evidence reviews, and providing technical assistance to education agencies on evaluation and data use. She is the principal investigator on two Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic studies in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. She also provides measurement and evaluation technical assistance to grantees funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that deliver interventions to improve math achievement among students who are predominately Black, Latino, and from families with low income. At the postsecondary level, Dillon leads the outcomes evaluation of financial aid and student support programs for adult learners in five states as part of the Lumina Foundation’s Adult Promise evaluation.

Dillon holds a master’s degree in social sciences in education from Stanford University. She joined Mathematica in 2015 after completing Harvard University’s Strategic Data Project fellowship; as a fellow, she worked in the Office of Educator Preparation at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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