Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology & Georgia State University
M.P.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.I.S., Georgia State University
Kevin Fortner is an assistant professor of research, measurement and statistics housed in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and a faculty affiliate with the Georgia Policy Labs. He teaches graduate courses in research methodology, education policy and educational evaluation.
His research interests include teacher effectiveness and persistence, the effects of peers on student outcomes and program evaluation, and his work is published in a variety of journals including Science, Educational Researcher, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. His externally funded research activities include program evaluation related to urban debate league, estimating the effectiveness of teacher training programs in North Carolina, and working with Georgia’s Bright From the Start Pre-kindergarten program to estimate future demand for student services. He actively seeks research opportunities with practical implications and the potential to influence policy.