Jane Hannaway is professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy and an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes of Research (AIR) in Washington, DC. An organizational sociologist, Hannaway studies the effects of education reforms on school policies and practices and on student outcomes. She has done extensive research on teacher labor markets and education accountability policies and is currently studying the impact of secondary and postsecondary experiences on students' education attainment and success in labor markets. Hannaway is the founding director of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), headquartered at AIR, where she was vice president. She was a senior fellow and founding director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute. And she has served on the faculties of Columbia, Princeton, and Stanford Universities.
Hannaway is past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy. She served on the leadership council of the Association for Public Policy and Management and she was twice a vice president of the American Education Research Association (AERA). Hannaway has authored, co-authored, or edited seven books and published numerous papers in education and management journals. She received her doctoral degree from Stanford University.