Douglas Mac Iver
Principal Research Scientist


  • College readiness
  • Middle schools
  • Remediation and intervention
  • Risky behavior

Douglas Mac Iver is a principal research scientist in the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and research professor and director in the School of Education’s Center for The Social Organization of Schools. Mac Iver has spent nearly 30 years evaluating and developing programs and policies that aim to change classrooms, middle schools and high schools, districts, and communities so that more students stay on a path that leads to on-time high school graduation and to career and college readiness. He has published over 40 research articles, chapters, books and monographs. He is a co-founder of the Talent Development Secondary Program and led that program’s comprehensive school reform work in the middle grades for 15 years. He is currently engaged in a case study of the college and career readiness indicator and response systems being developed in Dallas and San Jose, Calif. He has won awards for his school development work and applied evaluation research, including a Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service from Johns Hopkins University and a Human Development Research Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Division E.