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Hannah Kistler

Doctoral Student, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Leadership and Policy Studies

Hannah Kistler is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Leadership, Policy, & Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She is interested in research aiming to improve teacher quality, recruitment and retention, particularly in low-income schools.

Hannah’s research interests are motivated by her experiences as a researcher and a teacher. Prior to her doctoral studies, Hannah worked as a Research Analyst in the Center for Education Policy at SRI Education in Arlington, VA. In that role, she supported data collection and analysis on projects related to beginning teacher induction and teacher professional development. Before working at SRI, she worked as a middle school math teacher and instructional specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marian University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College.