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Zach Kornhauser

Zach Kornhauser

Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation

zk2124@columbia.edu
212.853.0659

Zach Kornhauser is the Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation at the CTL. Zach is responsible for demonstrating the evidence for effective practice and evaluating the impact of innovations in curricular development, professional development programs, and online and digital projects. Zach also collaborates with faculty and departments to evaluate the impact of educational grants and initiatives, and provides professional development to guide the assessment of student learning outcomes.

Prior to joining the CTL, Zach was an Associate Measurement Scientist at the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). At CAE, Zach was the primary investigator on a number of initiatives focused on measuring students’ cognitive growth in college. Zach also worked at the Community College Research Center (CCRC), where he was the Co-Primary Investigator for a program evaluation of a government funded initiative aimed at improving education within community colleges.

Zach received his doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University. Zach has conducted research on a number of topics connected to higher education including issues related to teaching and learning, grade inflation, college student outcomes, and motivation on low-stakes assessments. Zach served as a teaching fellow at Fordham University between 2012 and 2014, and was named the graduate teacher of the year for the 2012-2013 academic year.