Robin Tepper Jacob
Robin Tepper Jacob is an associate research professor at the Institute for Social Research and the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan she was a research associate at Abt Associates, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. She has 15 years of experience conducting randomized trials and quasi-experimental evaluations of educational interventions, in a variety of different contexts. Her evaluations have targeted a wide range of outcomes including literacy, math, social-emotional competencies, executive functioning skills, and health related outcomes. She has conducted evaluations of federal initiatives, programs developed by nonprofit organizations, as well as those developed by for-profit service providers. She also has considerable expertise in survey design and implementation and the use of quasi-experimental methods for program evaluation. She received a BA from Indiana University in 1992 and a PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.