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Hunter Gehlbach

  • Vice Dean of Academic Affairs School of Education

Hunter Gehlbach is a Professor and Faculty Lead of the PhD program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education as well as the Director of Research at Panorama Education.

An educational psychologist by training and a social psychologist at heart, his interests lie in improving the social and motivational contexts of schools.

Thanks to a recent Spencer Foundation mid-career fellowship, much of his recent focus has shifted towards investigating how social psychological approaches might improve environmental education. He complements a methodological interest in helping social scientists improve their questionnaire design processes with recent work on enhancing the rigor of educational research through open science practices. For example, he has written on pre-registration for the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

A former high school teacher and coach, Gehlbach taught at Harvard's Graduate School of Education from 2006-2015, before joining the faculty at UCSB from 2015-2019, before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins.

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Open science
An emphasis on evidence
Published April 26, 2021
School of Education faculty members aim to bring scientific rigor back to education research

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