Richard Hendra | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Richard Hendra

    Part-Time Faculty, Urban Policy

    Over the past six years, Dr. Hendra has taught several classes at the New School including Quantitative Methods (Introductory and Advanced), Economic Analysis, and Data Management and Presentation. Hendra also leads the Math Skills Review. He is employed full-time at MDRC ( He has several years of experience leading the acquisition, processing, and analysis of quantitative data for program evaluations and demonstrations. Currently, he serves as the senior data manager and an impacts analyst on MDRC's nationwide evaluation of the Employment Retention and Advancement Project. An advanced SAS programmer, proficient in various statistical techniques, Hendra has been involved in several innovative analyses of program impacts, including the use of propensity scores to disentangle program impacts, conditional subgroup analysis, simulations, and analyses of welfare and employment spells and recidivism. He also has considerable experience in performing analyses that bring together several data sources. Hendra has a PhD in Public and Urban Policy from The New School and presented at major conferences. His dissertation was entitled Identifying and Unbundling the Employment Impacts of a Time-Limited Welfare Program. Before coming to MDRC, Hendra was a data analyst/data manager at the Watson Wyatt Data Services Corporation.