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Dr. Jagannathan is a professor of statistics at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is a Fulbright Scholar whose research on human capital development, school-to-work transition, poverty, and child welfare has received wide attention. Her many academic awards include the Jerome G. Rose Distinguished Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring Award, and several Academic Excellence Awards from Rutgers University, the DAAD Award from the American- German Scholar Exchange Program, and the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize from the University of Chicago. Radha’s evaluation research has appeared in many economic and policy journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Social Science Quarterly, and Evaluation and Program Planning. She has authored a book for Oxford University Press on child welfare, and is currently writing two books under contract with OUP and Bristol University Press.
Radha has evaluated numerous human capital and job training programs run by public, private, and non-profit sectors. She currently evaluates several youth services programs for Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. Department of Education, and the NSF. Radha has also developed a human capital development program for public school students in the USA entitled Nurture thru Nature, a program that has shown considerable promise in increasing student achievement in science, mathematics and language arts. At the Bloustein School, Radha teaches courses on statistics, advanced econometrics, and program evaluation.