Dr. Joshua Hawley is a professor in the Glenn College at The Ohio State University, and he is also director of the Ohio Education Research Center. The OERC conducts research on policy and practice in the state of Ohio, preschool through workforce. He also serves as associate director for the Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University.
Hawley was previously associate and assistant professor of workforce development policy in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State, a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and a visiting researcher at the New School University. 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. He was awarded a second Fulbright for 2020-21 for work in the ASEAN states. This Fulbright will take place in 2021-22.
Hawley’s research is focused on workforce and education policy for state and national governments. He is the author/editor of two recent books:
Tonette Rocco, M. Cecil Smith, Robert C. Mizzi, Lisa R. Merriweather and Joshua D. Hawley (2020). “The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education” (Stylus Pub. for the Association of Adult and Continuing Education).
He works with students at all levels in the Glenn College. He has advised some twenty doctoral students at the university. His teaching involves courses in education policy, workforce development and data analytics.
Hawley earned his Doctor of Education and Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Asian languages and history.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.