Babette Gutmann

Vice President & Study Area Director

Babette Gutmann, who joined Westat in 1990, is the Vice President and Study Area Director for Education Studies. Ms. Gutmann’s area provides technical assistance, and conducts research and evaluation on education-related issues and programs at the federal, state, and local levels.

This team provides expertise on education issues at the forefront of improving student achievement: early childhood, STEM, equity, and teacher and principal leadership. The unit also uses a toolkit of innovative approaches to collect data, including randomized control trials, quasi-experimental designs, and mixed methods. Our technical assistance, research, and evaluation studies assist clients with policy decisions and help drive improvements across a wide array of education topics.

Ms. Gutmann enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren. She is an avid sports fan, with college basketball at the top of her list.


M.A., Education Research, University of North Carolina
B.S., Education, University of Virginia

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