Marty Orland, Ph.D

Education Research and Technical Assistance Expert

Dr. Martin Orland is currently Senior Fellow and Vice President for Education at the Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) in Bethesda Maryland. At MSG, Orland leads a staff of education professionals and scholars providing a variety of technical assistance, research and evaluation, communications, and technology-based services and supports to the educational community. An innovative and resourceful education leader, Dr. Orland has a proven track record in building organizations and product lines that support the highest priority knowledge needs of policymakers and educators. Previously, Dr. Orland served as Senior Program Director for Evaluation and Policy Research at another government contracting firm and Founding Director of its Washington DC office, where he led a nationwide staff conducting research, evaluation, and technical assistance efforts for clients from federal, state and local agencies, national and community-based foundations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations. Serving as Director of the Center for Education (CFE) at the National Research Council, part of the National Academies, Dr. Orland was responsible for the development and dissemination of influential research reports covering such topics such as student cognition; scientific research in education, STEM teaching, learning, and curriculum; and technology applications in the schools. Dr. Orland is a former president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy and currently serves on the Editorial Board for Education Finance and Policy.


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