Marv Mandell is Professor of Public Policy. His research and teaching center around the application of quantitative methods to policy analysis. This includes program evaluation and the application of operations research to public policy and management. He also conducts research that examines the role of various forms of policy research in the policy process. Among the courses that Prof. Mandell teaches are Research Methods, the Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis, and Statistical Applications in Program Evaluation.
Prof. Mandell received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Prior to coming to UMBC, he was on the faculty of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Dr. Mandell has also taught at The Johns Hopkins University.
Prof. Mandell has been involved in the evaluation of public programs in a variety of areas, including early childhood and family education, foster care, welfare reform, alternative dispute resolution programs, and programs to assist the homeless. He was Principal Investigator on a recently completed Ford Foundation-funded project entitled “Focusing on Success: Pathways Out of Child Poverty” and is currently a Co-Investigator on a NIH-funded project entitled “Analyzing the Impact of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program”.