Hana Lahr’s current research includes several projects related to the implementation and evaluation of guided pathways practices, including the AACC Pathways Project and Scaling GPS, a project in partnership with Complete College America, working with two- and four-year higher education systems in Indiana, Tennessee, and Georgia to implement guided pathways. Her previous research at CCRC examined the impacts that state-level performance funding programs in Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee have on colleges and universities within their systems.
Lahr is a PhD candidate in education policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a BA in music performance from the University of Florida, an MS in counseling from Shippensburg University (PA), and an EdM in higher and postsecondary education from Teachers College. Her dissertation examines how foundations identify problems in higher education and explore policy solutions designed to address those problems.
Prior to joining CCRC in May 2011, Lahr worked in student affairs at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and at the Metropolitan College of New York, and was the outreach program coordinator at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, PA.