John
Diamond
Research Associate

Diamond is a project manager and data manager in MDRC’s Young Adults and Postsecondary Education policy area. His projects focus on financial aid and developmental math education reforms; they currently include randomized controlled trial and regression discontinuity evaluations of several math programs and policies at community colleges across Texas, including the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways. As part of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, Diamond is also working on a national survey of higher education institutions’ developmental education policies. His previous work has included a randomized controlled trial evaluation of performance-based scholarships and an assessment of the long-term effects of learning communities at Kingsborough Community College, conducted as part of the Opening Doors project. Diamond received his BA in biochemistry and economics from Swarthmore College. After graduating, he worked as a consultant for securities class-action litigation before joining MDRC in 2012.