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Hayden Murray

Program Officer – Research, Entrepreneurship

Hayden Murray is a program officer – research in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he manages a research and grant portfolio that focuses on data-driven research and metrics to track entrepreneurial ecosystems, and to further research illuminating successful outcomes to support entrepreneurs, organizations that support entrepreneurs, and decision makers and policymakers.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Murray was an evaluation specialist for the Institute of International Education, where he conducted SPSS data analysis evaluating impact of the International Development Research Centre program, as well as led the qualitative design and evaluation of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship program. Earlier, Murray was a data manager with the NYC Department of Education, where he managed federal grant databases and wrote MOUs for district superintendents. Murray’s published work and research include: “Higher Education, Voice, and Government Accountability: How Human Capital in Social Sciences and Humanities Affects Democratic Development,” “Improving Teacher Quality in Ghana: A Two-Stage Randomized Control Trial,” and “The Effects of Household Characteristics on Math Achievement: A Multivariate Regression Analysis,” among others.

Murray earned a Master of Arts in economics and education from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from William Jewell College. Murray also earned a 120-hour TESOL certificate from the American TESOL Institute in 2015.