Dr. Suzannah Herrmann will join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute as Director for Ohio Programs and Policy on Sept. 8.
Herrmann, a Vermont native, has a bachelor's and a master's degree from the University of Vermont. Her Ph.D. is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She comes to Fordham from the American Institutes for Research, where she evaluated national programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. These studies have included the National Longitudinal Evaluation of Comprehensive School Reform, Enhanced Reading Opportunities Project, Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study, and the Adult ESL Literacy Impact Study. Prior to joining AIR, she worked as a consultant with RMC Research Corp. on early and family literacy projects. She has served as a project coordinator of the Carolina Family Literacy Studies, a series of research studies on North Carolina family literacy programs as part of the National Center for Early Development and Learning at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She was also a fellow of Putting Children First, a summer fellowship in child-and-family policy offered by the Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University, through funding from the William T. Grant Foundation.
Herrmann will be based in Fordham's Columbus office.