Joshua Hawley is currently an Associate Professor in the Glenn College and an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He is also Director of the Ohio Education Research Center, a collaboration of six Ohio universities and four research organizations aimed at bridging research, policy and practice around education in the State of Ohio, pre-school through workforce.


Dr. Hawley was previously Associate and Assistant Professor of Workforce Development Policy in the College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU, a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia., and a Visiting Researcher at the New School University. Dr. Hawley has served as a consultant for many international agencies, including the World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF, and has worked in Russia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda, and Ethiopia.


Joshua Hawley’s research is focused on workforce and education policy for state and national governments. He has published in a range of journals, including Economics of Education Review, Human Resource Development International, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and Adult Education Quarterly. He served as a section editor for the International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work, edited by Rupert Maclean and David Wilson. Federal and state government as well as private source have supported Dr. Hawley’s research. The National Institute’s of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the States of Ohio and New Jersey have provided significant funding. Private sources include the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, the Higher School of Economics in Russia, and the United Way of Central Ohio.


Josh also serves as the Principal Investigator of a series of projects with the National Institutes of Health on the Science Workforce. He is currently funded through 2018 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the Office of Behavioral and Social Science. With his colleagues from MIT and Virginia Tech, Josh has led efforts to model the workforce dimensions of biomedical and now behavioral and social science workforce. The website for this project lists many recent and current publications on the science workforce. navidg.com/swm.htm


Dr. Hawley earned his Ed.D. and Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, as well as undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Asian Languages and History.

Areas of research

  • Education Policy
  • Workforce Policy
  • Data Analytics
  • International Development

Forthcoming

Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Richard C. Larson, Joshua Hawley. (2016). Guest Editorial: Education as a Complex System. Systems Research and Behavioral Science (Forthcoming) (DOI: 10.1002/sres.2405)

Joshua Hawley & Shu Chen Chiang. (2016). Does Developmental Education Help? The Academic Performance of Adult Undergraduate Students in Community Colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice (Forthcoming)

Selected Research

Hyeon-Jin Kim, Joshua D. Hawley, Daeyeon Cho, Youngsup Hyun, & Jae-Hyun Kim. (2016). The Influence of Learning Activity on Low-Skilled Workers’ Skill Improvement in the South Korean Manufacturing Industry. Human Resource Development International 19:3 209-228 (DOI:10.1080/13678868.2015.1122895)

2015 - Effects of Government Spending on Research Workforce Development: Evidence from Biomedical Postdoctoral Researchers (with Hyungjo Hur and Navid Ghaffarzadegan) PLOS 1

Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Richard Larson, Yi Xue, Joshua Hawley. (2014) "A Note on PhD Population Growth in Biomedical Sciences," Systems Research and Behavioral Science (Forthcoming)

Joshua Hawley, (2014) “Human resource development policy” in, Chalofsky, N. Rocco, T. & Morris, L, Handbook of Human Resource Development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass (2014), pp. 459-472;

Joshua Hawley (2014) “Workforce development,” in, Poell, R, Rocco, T, and Roth, G. eds., Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development. Routledge,

Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Joshua Hawley & Anand Desai. (2013). National vs. international postdoctorates in U.S. biomedical education and the effects of capping the duration of postdoctoral careers, Systems Research and Behavioral Science (Forthcoming)

Shu Chen Chiang & Joshua Hawley. (2013). The role of higher education in their life: emerging adults at the crossroads. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 25(3), 3-13

Joshua Hawley, (2013) “Human resource development policy” in, Chalofsky, N. Rocco, T. & Morris, L, Handbook of Human Resource Development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass (Forthcoming)

Joshua D. Hawley & Shu Chen Chiang. (2012). Developmental education for adults and academic achievement, in, John Hattie & Eric Anderman, editors, International Handbook of Student Achievement, CA: Routledge Publishers (Forthcoming)

Joshua D. Hawley, with Shu Chen Chiang and Kathy Lechman (2010), "The organization and operation of developmental education in Ohio: Survey results for the Developmental Education Initiative" (Ohio Board of Regents)

Joshua D. Hawley (2010) "Adult Success in Ohio's Community and Technical Colleges: Developmental Education and Achieving the Dream Outcomes--Findings from a 2002 Cohort Analysis (Part II: Modeling Success for Adults in Post Secondary Education)" (Ohio Board of Regents)

Joshua D. Hawley, Barbara Endel (2010), "Bringing Higher Education and Business Closer: Lessons from Efforts to Create a "Demand" Driven Workforce Development System in Ohio" In Robert Giloth, "Mistakes, Learning, and Adaptation: (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Lynn McCormick, Joshua D. Hawley, Edwin Melendez (2008), The economic and workforce development activities of American business associations. Economic Development Quarterly, 22 (3), pp. 213-227

Joshua Hawley (2008), Vocational-Technical Schooling and Occupational Matching in Thailand, Asia-Pacific Journal of Education, 28 (2), pp. 189-205

Joshua D. Hawley, Judith C. Taylor (2006), Business Associations and Workforce Development: Implications for Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development International 9(4), pp. 485-508

Joshua D. Hawley, Dixie Sommers, Edwin Melendez (2005). The Impact of Institutional Collaborations on the Earnings of Adult Workforce Education Completers. Adult Education Quarterly 56(1), pp.21-38

Current Grant Funding

SWEAP (Supply and Demand Modeling for Higher Education and Employment in Ohio) (Department of Higher Education) ($350,000) 3/2016-12/2016– PI- Josh Hawley.

Modeling and Simulation of Infant Mortality (Research Partnership Task 1) (Government Resource Center, The Ohio State University), 5/2016-6/2017 ($500,000) – PI, Josh Hawley, Co-PI, Randall Olsen, Co-PI, Ayaz Hyder

Wage Pathway Evaluation (Ohio Department of Job and Family Services), 7/2016-9/2019 ($900,000) – PI, Randall Olsen, Co-PI, Josh Hawley

Comprehensive Case Management Evaluation (Laura and John Arnold Foundation), 4/2016-12/2019 ($760,000) – PI Joshua Hawley, CoPI- Randall Olsen

Ohio child protective services citizen review panel program coordinator (Ohio Job and Family Services), 1/2016-6/2017, ($845,000) – Co-PI, Joshua Hawley; PI – Randall Olsen, Co-PI, Katie Maguirejack

Ohio Education Research Center, Sponsor, Ohio Department of Education (2012-17), Co-Principal Investigator (Other Co-PI’s - Randy Olsen)

CSCC Straight A Project – Data and Research Design (Columbus State Community College to the OERC), 2015-2019 – PI- Joshua Hawley

Ohio Technical Skills Innovation Network (TechNet) Outcome Based Program Evaluation (Lorain Community College to the Department of Labor, Sub-grant from New Growth Planners), (2015-2018), – Co-Principal Investigator, Randall Olsen, OSU

A Model-Based Examination of Behavioral & Social Science Workforce: Improving Health Outcomes, National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences) (2015-18), $1,500,000 - Co-Principal Investigator, Richard Larson, MIT; Navid Ghaffarzadegan, VT

Benefits Cliffs and Workforce Development, Sponsor, United Way of Central Ohio, $25,000 (2013), Principal Investigator

Workforce Development Quality Initiative (Round 3), Sponsor, U.S. Department of Labor (Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services), $1,052,024 (2013-16), Co-Principal Investigator, PI is Dr. Randy Olsen.

Supply and Demand Study of Teachers in Ohio, Ohio Department of Education, Center for the Teaching Profession (2013), $50,000. (Hawley, Joshua; Olsen, Randall)

Early Childhood Workforce Study, Early Childhood Advisory Council and OCCRRA (2013), $79,000, Principal Investigator (Dr. Kathleen Carr, Strategic Research Group, Co-Principal Investigator) Student Growth Measures Pilot Project, Ohio Department of Education (2012-14) $450,000, Co-Principal Investigator (Dr. Suzanne Franco, Wright State University)

Ohio Education Research Center, Sponsor, Ohio Department of Education (2012-14), $3,800,000, Co-Principal Investigator (Other Co-PI¹s - Randy Olsen, Ann O¹Connell)

Developing a Scientific Workforce Analysis and Modeling Framework, National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences) (2010-14), $1,000,000 - Co-Principal Investigator, Richard Larson, MIT

Workforce Development Quality Initiative, Sponsor, U.S. Department of Labor (Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services), $895,000 (2011-14), Co-Principal Investigator, PI is Dr. Randy Olsen.

Presentations

Josh Hawley, Elena Gorbunova, and Olga Kondratjeva, “Comparative Analysis of Undergraduate Student Attrition in US and Russian Universities” (IV International Conference of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers September 28th, 2013)

Josh Hawley, “Linking Education and Employment Data to Inform Higher Education Decision Making Using State Administrative Data” (Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning, October 11)
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1,534,178 to The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan to study the employment transitions of Ph.D. graduates; specifically the pathways graduates take to jobs in industry. Dr. Joshua Hawley, associate professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and Dr. Bruce Weinberg, professor in the Department of Economics and a Glenn College courtesy faculty member, are the Co-Principal and Principal Investigators. They will work with a team of Co-Principal Investigators, including Dr. Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan), Julia Lane (New York University), and Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau).

“The support from the National Science Foundation will make possible a sophisticated study of the individual, organizational, and economic factors of the employment transition for graduates in science fields. This will make it possible for government agencies and employers to better understand the characteristics of successful science workforce policy,” said Hawley.

The project will develop best practices to study entrepreneurship and industry employment, document the pathways for academic-industry engagement, pave the way for an exploratory analysis of the careers of postdocs and non-Ph.D. completers, and lay the foundation for new theoretical models to guide practice. The project also will help inform future national surveys by reporting data and suggesting items that could enable more useful workforce trend analyses.
Professor Josh Hawley has several new papers published. “A Note on PhD Population Growth in Biomedical Sciences” with Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Richard Larson, and Yi Xue is forthcoming in Systems Research and Behavioral Science. Also, Joshua Hawley, (2014) “Human resource development policy” in, Chalofsky, N. Rocco, T. & Morris, L, Handbook of Human Resource Development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass (2014), pp. 459-472. And, “Workforce development,” in, Poell, R, Rocco, T, and Roth, G. eds., Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development.
Professor Josh Hawley has been working with the Office of Workforce Transformation to develop a web-based dashboard for the Workforce Success Measures Project. When completed, it will be a tool where administrators can judge the effectiveness of the workforce development system. » Click here to watch a video where Hawley explains the program and its goals.
Professors Josh Hawley and Anand Desai along with Navid Ghaffarzadegan of Virginia Tech have a paper published in Systems Research and Behavioral Science. The U.S. government has been increasingly supporting postdoctoral training in biomedical sciences to develop the domestic research workforce. However, current trends suggest that mostly international researchers benefit from the funding, many of who might leave the United States after training. In “Research Workforce Diversity: The Case of Balancing National versus International Postdocs in US Biomedical Research,” Hawley, Desai and Ghaffarzadegan describe a model used to analyze the flow of national versus international researchers into and out of postdoctoral training. » Click here to read the paper
Dr. Josh Hawley, director of the Ohio Education Research Center and an associate professor at the Glenn School, will serve as principal investigator on $949,000 project to evaluate the professional development needs of early learning and development professionals to provide appropriate learning environments for the socio-emotional development, cognitive, language and literacy learning, as well as physical development needs of children from birth till they enter kindergarten. The grant, from the Ohio Department of Education, was awarded to a team of researchers from The Ohio Education Research Center. » Click here to learn more
Professor Joshua Hawley, in his role as director of the Ohio Education Research Center, was interviewed by StateImpact for their story “Who’s dropping out of Ohio’s high school.” StateImpact is a reporting project of National Public Radio member stations. » Click here to listen to or read the story <
Glenn School faculty member Dr. Joshua Hawley is also the director of the Ohio Education Research Center. Hawley and his colleagues at OERC have released a new report showing that, in the coming years, there will be less demand for teachers in Ohio as the number of students in the state drop. The report examines how trends in fertility and migration combined with changes in pension systems, the rise of community schools, the evolution of teachers’ retirement decisions and the rate at which college students and more established teachers enter and stay in teaching shape the market for teachers. » Click here to read the report and to learn more about OERC
An Ohio State University research team that includes professors Joshua Hawley and Stephane Lavertu as co-principal investigators has been awarded a $499,615 grant from the National Science Foundation that will allow the researchers to do high-quality research work using the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive and train other researchers to better use the data. » Click here to learn more
Dr. Joshua Hawley and Dr. Navid Ghaffarzadegan will be speakers at the National Institute of Health’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Seminar Series. Their presentation will be on “Illustrative Mathematical Modeling in Scientific Workforce Analysis.” »Click here to see the schedule
Associate Professor Joshua Hawley, faculty member in the College of Education and Human Ecology and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, will serve as the director of the new Ohio Education Research Center. »Read more
At the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management meeting in Albuquerque, Kristin Harlow presented research — "Workforce Outcomes of WIA On-the-Job Training in Ohio" — she had done with Lisa Neilson and Joshua Hawley.
Associate Professor Joshua Hawley, faculty member in the College of Education and Human Ecology and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, will serve as the director of the new Ohio Education Research Center.»Learn more

Videos

Workforce Success Measures Project

Illustrative Mathematical Modeling in Scientific Workforce Analysis, OBSSR/NIH Lecture

Ohio Researchers Analyze Data



© John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Page Hall, 1810 College Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-8696



Keep up on all the Glenn College news and events by following us on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.