Corinne Herlihy is the director of research operations for the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR). She oversees the day-to-day operations of CEPR studies and the corresponding research agenda. Previously, Corinne was the project director for the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness (NCTE) at CEPR. She served as a primary liaison with the research team and the districts involved in the core study of developing measures of effective math teaching, and coordinated outside vendors employed in the service of the research.
Prior to joining CEPR, Corinne was a senior research associate and deputy director of the K12 policy area at MDRC, a nonprofit research organization. At MDRC, Corinne directed a study of small schools of choice in New York City that capitalized on naturally occurring experiments in student assignment data; directed the Boost-Up Math project which resulted in a feasibility report with design options for evaluating supplemental ninth-grade math programs; managed MDRC’s analysis work on the National Reading First Impact Study; was a lead author on evaluations of the Talent Development High School and Talent Development Middle School models; and co-authored Foundations for Success: Case Studies of How Urban School Systems Improve Student Achievement. Corinne earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was a teacher of middle and high school mathematics.