Early Childhood & Disabilities
Robert Mahu joined the Center as a graduate assistant and later served as a research assistant, earning his Ph.D. in 2017. Rob is involved in research projects such as survey data analysis and special education disproportionality. He has analyzed local economic development strategies such as business incubation and broadband coverage, as well as interstate variation in response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Rob participates in a number of program evaluations, and has worked with CompStat applications such as the Weighted Displacement Quotient.
Rob's research interests include performance measurement and interstate variation in policy implementation. He has co-authored articles and chapters on economic development, local politics in Michigan, Detroit politics, and state legislators’ representation orientations.