Hana Lahr’s current research includes several projects related to the implementation and evaluation of guided pathways practices, including the AACC Pathways Project; the California Guided Pathways Project; and state-based projects working with the community colleges in Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington. Her previous research at CCRC examined the implementation of state-level performance funding programs in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee and the unintended impacts the programs have on colleges and universities within their systems.
Lahr earned a PhD in education policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2018. 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. Prior to joining CCRC in 2011, Lahr worked in student affairs at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College and at the Metropolitan College of New York.