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Rebecca A. Maynard
Trustee Professor, University of Pennsylvania

BUSINESS ADDRESS
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216
(215) 898-3558/(215) 573-2241 (Fax)
Internet: rmaynard@gse.upenn.edu

EDUCATION

1975 Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin
1971 B.A., Economics, University of Connecticut, Phi Beta Kappa

WORK HISTORY

1993 - Trustee Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1993 - 1994 IPA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Welfare Reform Work Group)
1993 - Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
1986 - 1992 Senior Vice President and Director of Princeton Research, Mathematica Policy Research
1974 - 1986 Vice President and Senior Economist, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
1987 - 1994 Consultant, General Accounting Office
1984 - 1989 Consultant, Rockefeller Foundation
1973 - 1974 Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin

SYNOPSIS

Rebecca Maynard is Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. After completing her graduate studies, she spent 18 years designing and evaluating education, employment and welfare policies and programs at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. where she served as senior vice president and director of Princeton research. She also has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on welfare reform, and to the General Accounting Office and the Rockefeller Foundation on various social welfare policy projects.

She has served on numerous committees and advisory boards including: The National Academy of Sciences Panel on Child Care Policy, and Panel on Quality in Student Financial Aid; the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Research Advisory Group; the Research Advisory Group for the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Program Implementation Study for the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York; the National Household Education Survey Advisory Panel on the Adult Education Survey Component; the Committee on Economic Development Research Advisory Group; the Intergenerational Literacy Research Action Project Advisory Team; the National Job Corps Evaluation Advisory Panel; and the National Dropout Demonstration Assistance Program Research Advisory Panel.

She has published on a variety of topics and in a wide range of journals and books, including: Kids Having Kids: The Costs and Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy, published by Urban Institute Press; "The Causes and Consequences of Repeat Pregnancy Among Welfare Dependent Teenage Parents" in Family Planning Perspectives; "Methods of Evaluating Employment and Training Programs: Lessons from the U.S. Experience" in International Journal of Manpower; "How Precise are Evaluations of Employment and Training Programs: Evidence from a Field Experiment" in Evaluation Review; "The Economics of Transitional and Supported Employment" in Disability and the Labor Market; "Short-Term Indicators of Employment Program Performance: Evidence from the Supported Work Demonstration" in the Journal of Human Resources; The National Supported Work Demonstration, (co-editor) published by the University of Wisconsin Press and "The Effects of the Rural Income Maintenance Experiment on the School Performance of Children" in the American Economic Review.

She has given expert testimony before Congress on child care; teenage pregnancy and parenting; poverty and welfare; and employment training policy. She has also conducted numerous briefings of senior policy makers including congressional staff, presidential task forces; the Secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services; and state welfare, health and employment training directors.


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