Dr. Robert Reichardt started working at APA in 2013. He is a policy researcher with expertise in teacher labor markets, teacher quality, and estimating education program costs. He conducts applied quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation to inform and support education policymaking, strategic planning, decision-making, and non-profit leadership. Recent projects include describing job-embedded professional development, modeling teacher supply and demand, and evaluating the impact of a volunteer tutoring program. Prior to working at APA, Robert ran his own policy research firm, R-Squared Research, LLC.

He has also led Center for Education Policy Research at the University of Colorado Denver, and The Alliance for Quality Teaching, a non-profit organization working to improve teacher quality. Prior to working in public policy, Robert taught high school science as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa.

Robert has a PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee Rand Graduate School, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and he majored in history while at the University of Colorado Boulder as an undergraduate.

Robert’s main job is working with his wife Amy to raise two girls in Littleton, Colorado.