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Larry Hedges

Pronouns: He/Him

Senior Fellow
Larry is a national leader in the fields of educational statistics and evaluation.

Larry is a senior fellow at NORC and Board of Trustees Professor at Northwestern University. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 2005 and is one of eight Board of Trustees Professors at Northwestern, the university’s most distinguished academic position. He holds appointments in statistics, psychology, education and social policy, and medical social sciences. Previously, he was the Stella M. Rowley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. In 2018, he was selected to receive the Yidan Prize in Education Research.

Larry’s research straddles many fields—in particular those of statistics, sociology, psychology, and educational policy. He is best known for his work to develop statistical methods for meta-analysis (a statistical analysis of the results of multiple studies that combines their findings) in the social, medical, and biological sciences. It is a key component of evidence-based social research. Widely published, he has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and 13 books. Larry is a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Educational Research Association, the American Statistical Association, and the American Psychological Association.



Stanford University


Stanford University


University fo California, San Diego

Appointments & Affiliations

Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Education and Social Policy

Northwestern University


Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University


National Academy of Education; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Statistical Association; American Psychological Association; Association for Psychological Science; American Educational Research Association

Honors & Awards

Yidan Prize in Education Research | 2018

Yidan Prize Foundation

Chair, Board of Directors | 2016

National Board for Education Sciences

Statistician of the Year | 2014

American Statistical Association (Chicago Chapter)

Project Contributions