Christopher Laubenthal

Program Officer in Education

Christopher Laubenthal is a program officer in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he works to explore topics around data, education, and human capital through grants and programs. 

Laubenthal is the creator of EdWise, a tool that looks to make publicly accessible education data more readily available at no cost to the user. 

Additionally, Laubenthal provides data and analysis support to a number of Kauffman Research and Policy and Education projects. He even spent a school year at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, as its interim data and assessment coordinator. There he was responsible for state testing, administration and analysis of assessments, scheduling, report cards, board preparation, and weekly data documentation. His modeling is still in use at the school.

Before joining Kauffman, he was employed at two other educational institutions — the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Ohio Department of Education — and worked on interesting and innovative datasets in medical education evaluation and education policy landscape analyses. Some of the documents and processes he created are still in use at both institutions.

While obtaining his Masters of Public Administration from Ohio State University, Laubenthal completed a policy paper on college migration determinants and wrote a grant to develop a website resource for the Ohio College Access Network on Financial Literacy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.