Kimberly Standing

Senior Research Associate


Kimberly Standing, MA, is a Senior Research Associate with over 30 years of experience designing, conducting, and managing research and program evaluations in diverse research areas, as well as using experimental and quasi-experimental designs. She offers expertise in study design, instrument development, data collection, recruitment, and analysis and reporting, and is knowledgeable on a variety of education-related topics, including charter schools, academic preparedness, postsecondary education access, and student financial aid.

Standing is the Project Director for the American Mathematical Society’s web survey of Undergraduate Programs in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the U.S., and the Office of Secondary Education (OESE) of ED’s Credit Enhancement Program Monitoring and Technical Assistance Program, which provides credit enhancement to charter schools to acquire, construct, and renovate their facilities. She has also directed complex school-based studies, including the Special Nutrition Program Operations Study and the longitudinal evaluation of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program.

In addition to her hands-on work, Standing has conducted analysis and prepared various reports, including short publications, research briefs, and evaluation reports. She has authored and contributed to numerous publications and presentations and has completed the What Works Clearinghouse Group Design Standards Online Training from IES.


  • Doctoral Coursework, George Washington University, Ed.D., Education Administration and Policy Studies
  • MA, George Washington University, Education and Human Development/Higher Education Administration
  • BA, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Mathematics

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