University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2010 for Excellence in Research.

R. Hamilton LankfordR. Hamilton LankfordEducational Administration and Policy Studies

Dr. Hamp Lankford is a trained economist and a Professor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies. His scholarship on the economics of education is highly influential on education policy. He has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. He also maintains a high profile at national conferences of the field's leading associations. His research focuses on topics related to the teacher labor force, school finance, incentives, and policy implementation and effectiveness. He is credited with incorporating theoretical insights, sharply framed research questions, and powerful empirical analyses into research that is based on large, state-wide administrative databases. Another important feature is the work's linkage to policy in New York State and across the U.S. Dr. Lankford's research played a pivotal role in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York court case, and he has maintained ongoing relationships with policy makers in the New York State Education Department, the Board of Regents, the Education Finance Consortium, and more recently the New York City Department of Education. He has received nearly $7.5 million in external funds from highly competitive sources including NSF, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Spencer Foundation. Dr. Lankford received the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Research Award in 2007, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SUNY Research Foundation in 2008. We are pleased to add to these impressive awards with our own 2010 President's Award for Excellence in Research.

Excellence in Research

Guthrie Birkhead Sanjay Goel R. Hamilton Lankford Scott Tenenbaum
Epidemiology and
Sanjay Goel
Information Technology Management
R. Hamilton Lankford
Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Scott Tenenbaum
Nanoscale Science and Engineering

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