Hamp Lankford

Office: ED 317
Tel:     Email: hlankford@albany.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Hamp Lankford (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) recently joined the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies after having been a faculty member in the Economics Department here at the University at Albany for 26 years. His academic publications include research on the teaching workforce, the allocation of education resources, the determinants of school choice and the effects of enhanced school choice. In ongoing research, he is a principal investigator on the Teacher Pathways Project which is studying linkages between teacher preparation, teacher labor markets (e.g., teacher attrition) and student outcomes. This and related research has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation, National Science Foundation, Smith-Richardson Foundation, Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. Hamp is involved in a variety of activities intended to inform education policy. In New York, these have included his research and expert testimony in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, research and consultancy for the New York State Special Commission on Educational Structure, Policies, and Practices (1993-94), and work as a member on two NYS Board of Regents Technical Study Groups. More recently, he organized a symposium concerned with New York’s Teacher Workforce (2001) and participated in the Symposium on Education Finance and Organization Structure in NYS Schools (2004), both sponsored by the Education Finance Research Consortium.