Sarah von Schrader
Assistant Director of Research
||306 Dolgen Hall
||Phone: (607) 254-8088
||Fax: (607) 255-2763
||Ithaca, NY 14853
Sarah joined the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University as a Research Associate in June 2009, and is now the Assistant Director of Research at EDI. She is team member on several projects at EDI including the Employer Practices (EP) RRTC, the New York Makes Work Pay (NYMWP) project and the National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers on Employment of People with Disabilities (NETAC).
Sarah is involved in several of the EP-RRTC research efforts, including a study examining employer characteristics and disability discrimination charges using the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Integrated Mission System. For the NYMWP project, she works on the development of annual county-level and state-level disability and employment status reports for New York State. She is also engaged with a variety of stakeholders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of an innovative across agency database with the capacity to track service delivery, employment outcomes, and demographic characteristics of persons with disabilities. Sarah is working on various aspects of the National Employer Center efforts, focusing on project evaluation.
Prior to coming to Cornell, Sarah was involved in a wide variety of research projects, primarily in the areas of educational testing and health policy and management. After receiving her master’s degree, she spent three years as a senior research assistant in the Health Services Research and Development Center, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. During graduate school, she was a teaching assistant for graduate and undergraduate statistic courses at the University of Iowa and a research assistant for the Iowa Testing Programs. Her dissertation research explored the use of cognitive diagnosis models with achievement test data. Most recently she was the Coordinator of Assessment at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).
- Ph.D. 2006 – University of Iowa, Educational Measurement and Statistics
- M.A. 1998 – University of Iowa, Educational Measurement and Statistics
- B.A. 1994 – Colorado College, Mathematics