- Early childhood
- Measures development
- Research design
- Human Services
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Professional Development
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Quality Measurement
Felicia Hurwitz focuses on designing early childhood instruments to measure classroom quality, creating professional development activities to support the early childhood workforce, and developing and disseminating evidence-based practices for educators.
Since joining Mathematica in 2010, Hurwitz has worked on a range of projects, primarily in early childhood and education. She serves as survey director for a project examining efforts across states, institutes of higher education, professional organizations, and programs related to competencies for teachers and caregivers serving infants and toddlers. She is also the deputy survey director for a project to improve the quality of care that infant-toddler caregivers provide by offering them strategies and materials via an interactive website, in the context of supportive mentoring. Both of these projects are funded by the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also plays a key role in the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, engaging and collaborating with state and district staff across the region to promote and disseminate evidence-based educational practices.
Hurwitz holds a Ph.D. in evaluation, measurement, and statistics from the University of Delaware.