Margaret E. Goertz, professor of education and co-director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she specializes in the study of state and federal education finance and governance policy. She has conducted research on state education finance and school reform policies, state accountability policies, state and federal programs for special needs students, and teacher policy and teacher pipelines. A core member of the SMHC team, she is conducting the New York City case study.
Herbert Heneman is the Dickson-Bascom Professor (Emeritus) of Management and Human Resources in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also serves as a Senior Research Associate in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. His research is in the areas of staffing, performance management, union membership growth, work motivation, and compensation systems. For the past decade Herb has been studying the design and effectiveness of compensation, performance management, and strategic human resource systems for teachers and principals in public schools. Herb also served as the Director of Research for the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation Board. Herb is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, former Chair of its Human Resources Division, and recipient of the Division’s Career Achievement Award.
Steven Kimball, Researcher, Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), Strategic Management of Human Capital (SMHC), and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, since 2001. With CPRE, Steve has conducted research on standards-based teacher evaluation and compensation reforms. He is also the co-investigator of a study funded by the Institute for Educational Sciences on principal performance evaluation, and is coordinating research on the WCER evaluation of the Chicago Community Trust Education Initiative. Before joining CPRE, Steve held legislative positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the Texas State Office in Washington, D.C. Steve completed his Ph.D. and M.S. from the U.W.-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Julia E. Koppich is President of J. Koppich & Associates, a San Francisco-based education consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in education policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley and specializes in issues of teacher quality and public sector labor relations. Her past clients have included the National Governors’ Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, and the National Alliance of Business.
Anthony Milanowski is an Assistant Scientist with CPRE at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has been researching human resource issues since 1997. Tony received his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught courses in compensation, staffing, and human resource management for the Schools of Business and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to CPRE, he worked as human resource management professional for 16 years. His current research involves teacher and principal performance management, performance pay, teacher selection, and the teacher labor market.