Lankford Honored with 2010 University at Albany Excellence Award

Albany, NY (June 14, 2010) - Professor Hamp Lankford, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, was selected as recipient of a 2010 University at Albany Excellence in Research Award.

Hamp Lankford receives his award from VP for Research James DiasThe campus community celebrated Dr. Lankford and his award-winning colleagues at the University's public ceremony and reception on April 23.  Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus.

Over his University career, Hamp Lankford has brought the concepts and tools of economics to the analysis of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and incentives in education. The body of his work has been influential in the field, in terms of theoretical insights, sharply framed research questions, and new, powerful empirical analyses of state-level administrative databases and innovative surveys.  The research findings continue to inform policy development on cutting edge issues - the teacher work force, school finance, and policy implementation and effectiveness.  In 2007, Professor Lankford received the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Research Award (with collaborators who have pursued the research program in school finance, teacher workforce, and school policy over the past decade).  In 2008, Professor Lankford received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SUNY Research Foundation, acknowledging achievements over a career, built on a substantial and sustained research program that has made a difference.  Professor Lankford’s research has been supported in projects attracting nearly $7.5 million over the past 15 years, with sponsors including the Carnegie Corporation, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the New York State Education Department, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research.  We are proud of his Excellence in Research.