Courtney Tanenbaum, Ed.D.
Courtney Tanenbaum, Ed.D. is a principal researcher at AIR with specialization in the factors that affect participation and success in STEM education and postsecondary pathways. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Tanenbaum serves as the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Broadening Participation Research (AGEP-BPR) grant that explores the features of STEM bridge programs and the cultural factors affecting program implementation and student experiences in those programs. She is the co-PI on a study of dual-credit education in Texas and a study of accelerated pathways through developmental education in Texas community colleges. She previously served as the PI or key staff for three previous AGEP grants, an NSF PRIME grant, and an NSF Task Order to support the work of the Federal Commission in STEM (FC-STEM) Undergraduate Interagency Work Group. In addition, she served as the project director for a U.S. Department-funded project that produced a 10-year vision for innovation in STEM education. She has led symposiums that bring together social science researchers and practitioners to facilitate research to practice partnerships, and served on panels focused on the factors that affect differential access to and experiences in STEM education and career pathways.