Dan McCormack

Data Analytics and Research Manager

Before joining the Holdsworth Center, Dan worked at the Gerson Lehrman Group, where he designed and fielded survey instruments on behalf of financial services clients.

Previously, Dan received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas, where his dissertation won the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Social Sciences, Business, and Education. He spent the following two years on a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed a book investigating the sources of international conflict. Throughout his academic career he has been an educator at multiple levels, serving as a writing tutor at his undergraduate institution, a course instructor at the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania, and a mathematics tutor to underserved communities in both Austin and Philadelphia.

He brings to the Holdsworth Center a commitment to public education born both of personal experience and a belief that successful participatory democracy requires mechanisms, like public education systems, to address systemic inequalities. Dan works to support the mission of the Holdsworth Center by conceptualizing and measuring the Center’s interventions to understand how the Center can continually advance its commitment to bringing quality public education to all children in the state.