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Josephine Hauer, EdD

My background is in education, family psychology and human service policy, practice and systems innovation. Currently I work as a strategic initiative specialist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. My collaborative work with federal, state and community leaders results in human service systems innovations in the following areas: reduction of negative impact of benefit cliffs on family mobility, greater customer engagement in state program and system innovations, strengthened integration of data systems and increased father engagement across public benefit programs. Primary responsibilities involve developing and executing regional strategic initiative plans in cooperation with other federal and state agency leaders in each New England state to acheive these outcomes. I also lead federal grant review teams as a Panel Reviewer making sure that the grant review process is fair and in accord with federal guidelines and evaluation criteria. I have been a dissertation chair with the School of Advanced Studies for several years and have mentored several students through the entire dissertation process. I have also taught graduate courses in education for the School of Education and undergraduate courses in World Religions for the College of Humanities. I co-founded an elementary school, taught high school social studies, worked as a consultant and trainer in character education, improving school climate, developed and validated a new instrument on the Moral Vitality of Teachers. I have been the principal investigator on several funded research projects. I also consult independently with non-profits’ program implementation and evaluation. My dissertation (2001), "Innovations in Russian Moral Education," analyzed the impact of an innovative post-Soviet moral education program on adolescents in Russian schools (1998-99). It was a quasi-experimental research design and included qualitative analysis of interviews with Russian teachers and students.

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School of Advanced Studies