Joshua R Polanin

Senior Research Fellow

Joshua R Polanin is a 3ie senior fellow and a principal researcher in the Research & Evaluation program at American Institutes for Research (AIR). He has extensive experience in quantitative methodology and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles across education, criminology, public health, and methodology, including more than 20 peer-reviewed, published meta-analyses. As the principal investigator of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) project Effects of the Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation Instructional Model: Systematic Review and Innovation Through New Meta-Analysis Methodology, he leads a large-scale systematic review and is working to create the first open-source, collaborative relational database specifically for conducting systematic reviews. He is a co-principal investigator of the US Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded Meta-Analysis Training Institute, as well as the NSF-funded Modern Meta-Analysis Research Institute. In 2020, he won the Early Career Award from the Society for Research on Educational Evaluation. Dr Polanin holds a PhD from Loyola University Chicago and completed an IES Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Research Institute.