Andrew Hanson

Director of Research


Andrew R. Hanson serves as director of research at Strada Center for Education Consumer Insights. He has a decade of experience as a researcher focused on the intersection between postsecondary education and the labor market.

Hanson previously served as a senior research fellow at Strada Institute for the Future of Work and a senior research analyst at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. His previous research has focused on the future of the liberal arts, innovative training programs for working adults, and career pathways with promising futures. His research has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and PBS Newshour.

His most recent paper is “The New Geography of Skills: Using Regional Skill Shapes to Build a Better Learning Ecosystem.” Hanson is a first-generation college graduate and an alumnus of Teach For America, Madison Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and Georgetown University.

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