Dr. Phil Sirinides is a statistician and researcher with expertise in the application of quantitative research methods and the development and use of integrated data systems for public-sector planning and evaluation. He provides research and data analysis as Principal Advisor to 3SI.

His interests include early childhood programming, educational leadership, accountability policy, and comprehensive school reform. As a Senior Researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Phil plans and conducts studies in the areas of estimating intervention impacts and measuring teacher effectiveness. Formerly, as Director of Research and Evaluation for Early Childhood at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Phil developed and implemented a broad research program to inform and promote the effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s children and family services. He was instrumental in development of Pennsylvania’s unified early childhood data system, the Early Learning Network, which is nationally recognized as a leader in generating and using evidence to promote accountable and higher quality early childhood systems. Phil has regularly prepared reports for policy makers, practitioners, and the public, as well as for national conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

Phil holds a Ph.D. in Policy, Research, and Evaluation from the University of Pennsylvania; a Masters of Science, Statistics, and Measurement from the University of Pennsylvania; and a BS in Secondary English Education from Temple University.