Laura Greene Knapp

Director, Education Research

Laura Knapp


  • MA, Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • BS, Economics and Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Laura Greene Knapp is a researcher with more than 25 years of experience studying education opportunity, college and career readiness, education policy analysis, using data to guide decision making, trends in education financing, dropout prevention and recovery, secondary-to-postsecondary transitions, and identifying promising strategies that facilitate disadvantaged youth access to high quality education programs.

Ms. Knapp has developed skills in education research, including directing large, complex projects, designing research studies, evaluating programs and interventions, providing technical assistance, conducting policy analysis, designing research projects, performing quantitative and qualitative analysis, designing survey content, and communicating research findings to both technical and nontechnical audiences. She has worked for numerous national and state education organizations and has consulted for the U.S. Department of Education as well as various state agencies, foundations, and postsecondary institutions.