Elizabeth Dabney

Director, Research and Policy Analysis

Education data matters to me because it matters to my family, friends, and neighbors. Everyone wants to give students the best education possible, and education data plays a role in ensuring every child’s education needs are met.


Elizabeth Dabney is the Director for Research and Policy Analysis at the Data Quality Campaign. She leads DQC’s research and policy analysis work in support of the organization’s goal to help ensure success for all students through access to and meaningful use of high-quality data. Elizabeth manages DQC’s efforts to understand states’ progress toward key milestones in the use of data in service of student learning.

Elizabeth draws on more than 15 years of experience in education research. Before joining DQC in 2012, she worked at research firms, including Westat in Maryland and Metis Associates in New York. Elizabeth works at DQC to ensure that all students and their families have the information they need to make the best decisions about their education, leading to a bright future.

On the weekends, you can find Elizabeth practicing yoga and taking classes that let her explore her creative spirit.