Social scientist Bloom to give first Jerry Miner Lecture
Social scientist Bloom to give first Jerry Miner LectureApril 13, 2001Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
“Measuring the Impacts of Whole School Reforms: Methodological Lessons From an Evaluation of Accelerated Schools” will be the topic when Howard S. Bloom gives the first annual Jerry Miner Lecture at Syracuse University from 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 19 in the Center for Policy Research Conference Room, Room 426 of Eggers Hall. The lecture is part of the Education, Finance and Accountability Program Seminar Series. Bloom is chief social scientist for Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. (MDRC). In this position, he has the lead role in developing new methods for estimating program impacts. He works closely with other MDRC staff to build these methods into future evaluation studies. Bloom came to MDRC in 1999, after 20 years of teaching research methods, program evaluation and applied statistics. He was on the faculty of Harvard University for eight years and before that taught at New York University for 12 years. In 1993, he was awarded NYU’s Great Teacher Award. In addition to publishing numerous articles and several books, Bloom has been a principal investigator in four major studies: the National JTPA Study, the Earnings Supplement Project, the Texas Displaced Worker Study and the Delaware Displaced Worker Study.