Jarle Crocker

Principal Research Associate


Jarle Crocker, PhD, is a Principal Research Associate for Education Studies. He brings more than 20 years of experience providing training, technical assistance, and management support to improve education programs and human services for children and families. He is expert in performance measurement, outcomes-based planning, organizational change processes, service integration strategies, data analysis, and leadership development. He is highly skilled in the development of trainings, peer learning processes, and toolkits to support capacity building and sustainability of community-based initiatives.

Crocker serves as Project Director for ED’s National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center, working with state and local education agencies to address chronic absenteeism. He is also Project Director for ED’s Promise Neighborhoods program, which supports over 30 local grantees to implement “cradle to career” solutions to improve outcomes for students, their families, and communities. Crocker also supports the evaluation of HHS’s Diaper Distribution Demonstration and Research Pilot.


  • PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • BA, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

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