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Brendan Bartanen

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Brendan Bartanen is a doctoral candidate in the department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on principal and teacher labor markets, with a particular emphasis on educator turnover, measures of effectiveness, and educator diversity. Brendan’s current projects draw on large-scale, longitudinal administrative data from Tennessee and Missouri, and he has worked extensively with the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA), a partnership between Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education. Prior to his doctoral studies at Vanderbilt, Brendan taught middle school science at a high-poverty school in South Phoenix. He earned his B.A. in economics from Pomona College and his M.Ed. in secondary education from Arizona State University. His adviser is Dr. Jason Grissom. To learn more about Brendan Bartanen, visit his website: