Research Associate

Greeney’s research focuses on early childhood outcomes and applied methods for social policy analysis. He is the data manager for Making Pre-K Count (MPC), an evaluation of a program seeking to strengthen instructional quality in preschool classrooms through enhanced professional development, and to boost children’s math skills through curricular enhancements. He is also the data manager for High 5s, an initiative to extend the benefits of the MPC intervention with an after-school kindergarten program. In these projects Greeney manages the acquisition, processing, and analysis of data from varied sources; contributes to the research design and evaluation plan; and manages a team of five programmers. Other contributions at MDRC include work with the Quantitative Methods Group and the Supporting Healthy Marriage project to address methodological issues such as explicit adjustments for multiple comparisons and factor analysis with categorical variables. Greeney has an MS in labor economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Oberlin College.