Hunter Gehlbach

Hunter Gehlbach
Hunter Gehlbach
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Hunter Gehlbach is a professor and vice dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. His research focuses on the social element of social-emotional learning in middle and high school classrooms by developing interventions to improve teacher-student relationships and sense of belonging, and on using social psychological approaches to environmental education. He also helps educators design better surveys to obtain information that can be used to strengthen teacher and student outcomes. A former high school social studies teacher, Gehlbach earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University and taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the University of California, Santa Barbara Gevirtz School of Education.

Publications by Hunter Gehlbach
The Impact of Unmotivated Questionnaire Respondents on Data Quality
Education researchers use surveys widely. Yet, critics question respondents’ ability to provide high-quality responses. As schools increasingly use student surveys to drive policymaking, respondents’ (lack of) motivation to provide quality responses…
A Pragmatic Approach to Validity and Reliability
As educational practitioners and policymakers expand the range of student outcomes they assess, student perception surveys—particularly those targeting social-emotional learning—have grown in popularity. Despite excitement around the potential for…