SREE Mourns the Passing of Rob Greenwald

July 2, 2021:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Robert Greenwald, SREE’s first executive director from 2009-2017. Rob passed away unexpectedly earlier this week.

Rob was a tenacious advocate for SREE and worked hard to get the organization off the ground. He worked tirelessly to build membership and organizational identity, and was an enthusiastic advocate for the work of scholars in the organization. He encouraged and supported the development of a variety of initiatives that continue now, including pre-conference workshops, the creation of the Women in Quantitative Methods group, the Registry of Education Effectiveness Studies (REES), the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness (JREE), a popular summer training program in Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), and the development of the Hedges Lecture.
Rob received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1983. He was a biology teacher and science department chair at McBurney School in New York from 1983-1988 and worked as a biology editor at Addison Wesley from 1988-1989. From 1991-2000, he was in the PhD program in education at the University of Chicago, where he worked on an influential research syntheses on the effects of school resources which won the AERA Review of Research Award in 1997. He brought this experience as a teacher and researcher to his work at SREE, and often referenced how his experience with students motivated his work.
Expressing sentiments shared by many, Larry Hedges, past SREE President, noted "Rob will be missed for his generosity, his passion to improve education, his relentless pursuit of excellence, and his unfailing desire to help the lives of others."


Rob Greenwald Obituary