Joshua Polanin 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize RecipientCriminal JusticeEducationSSMART Grant Recipient

2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize Recipient — Emerging Researcher

Dr. Joshua R. Polanin is a Principal Researcher at American Institutes of Research. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Research Methodology with a focus in Quantitative Methodology. Dr. Polanin completed an Institute of Education Science’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Research Institute in 2015. He is an expert in meta-analysis methodology and works to promote transparency in meta-analysis methodology and results reporting.

Dr. Polanin’s recent work focuses on the use and reporting of meta-analytic statistical significance testing. His substantive experience is in the intersection of education and criminal justice and he serves as the Principal Investigator of a large-scale systematic review and meta-analysis on the longitudinal consequences of school violence, funded by the National Institutes for Justice. His work has been featured in the Review of Educational Research, the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, and Research Synthesis Methods (also here). He has also published and trained researchers on meta-analytic R packages.