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Curriculum Vitae (Updated June 2018)

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Public Policy | Expected May 2019

The University of Texas at Austin, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

  • Dissertation: “Balancing Work and Family: The Policy Problems and Opportunities of Child Care and Nonstandard Work Schedules”
  • Committee: Cynthia Osborne (chair), Peter Ward, Patrick Wong, Abigail R. A. Aiken, Elizabeth Gershoff

Master of Public Policy | May 2011

The George Washington University, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | May 2008

St. Olaf College

  • Concentration in Statistics

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Social policy, child and family wellbeing, work-family balance

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKING PAPERS

UNDER REVIEW

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Benson, Andrea Payne, & Abby Lane “Fathers’ Perceptions of the Value of Fatherhood Programs”

WORKING PAPERS

Abby Lane. “Nonstandard Work Schedules, Maternal Parenting Stress, and the Moderating Role of Child Care”

PROFESSIONAL REPORTS

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Benson, Abby Lane, Erin Wu, & John William Meyer (September 2017). The Military Families and Veterans Pilot Prevention Program: Final Evaluation Report. Prepared for the Texas Department of Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division.

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Bobbitt, Holly Sexton, & Abby Lane (June 2016). The Texas Home Visiting Program Implementation Evaluation: Variation in Implementation, Service Delivery, and Outcomes across Nine Texas Communities. Prepared for the Texas Department of Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division, Texas Home Visiting Program.

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Bobbitt, Jen Winter Craver, Abby Lane, & Molly McManus (April 2016). The Military Families and Veterans Pilot Prevention Program: Evaluation Plan.  Prepared for the Texas Department of Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division.

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Bobbitt, Sydney Briggs, Carlos Herrera, & Abby Lane (February 2016). An Estimation Model of the Cost of Raising Children in Texas: Final Report.  Prepared for the Texas Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division.

Kaeley Bobbitt, Abby Lane, & Cynthia Osborne (October 2015). What Do We Know about Pre-K? Child and Family Research Partnership Policy Brief No. B.019.1015

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Bobbitt, Allison Dubin, Holly Sexton, Jen Winter Craver, Abby Lane, Molly McManus, & David Thompson (September 2015). The Texas Home Visiting Program Implementation Evaluation: Progress, Challenges, and Lessons Learned through Year Four. Prepared for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Bobbitt, Kyle Bradbury, Allison Dubin, Anna Lipton Galbraith, & Abby Lane (June 2015). The Texas Home Visiting Program Implementation Evaluation: Taking Home Visiting Programs to Scale in Texas: Variation in Implementation and Outcomes. Prepared for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley Bobbitt, Kyle Bradbury, Allison Dubin, & Abby Lane (June 2015). The Texas Home Visiting Program: Supporting Early Childhood Systems-Level Change in Texas Communities. Prepared for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Joan Entmacher, Abby Lane, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Julie Vogtman (September 2012). “Insecure and Unequal: Poverty and Income Among Women and Families, 2000-2011.” National Women’s Law Center.

Jodie Levin-Epstein, Milla Sanes, Emily Feldman, Josh Kotzman, Abby Lane, Lauren Stewart (July 2011). “Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make?” Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

Zoë Neuberger and Abby Lane (April 2011). “A Unique Opportunity to Improve School Meals Applications.” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars (Dissertation Research Grant, Grant #90YE0199). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Research, Planning & Evaluation. $50,000. September 30, 2017 – September 29, 2019.

Emmette S. Redford Fellowship. The LBJ School of Public Affairs. $16,500. Academic Year 2016 – 2017.

Student Fellowship. The LBJ School of Public Affairs. $16,500. Academic Year 2013 – 2014.

PRESENTATIONS

Poster Presentation, “Nonstandard Work Schedules, Maternal Parenting Stress, and the Moderating Role of Child Care” at the National Research Conference on Early Childhood (Arlington, Virginia), June 2018.

Poster Presentation, “Nonstandard Work Schedules, Maternal Parenting Stress, and the Moderating Role of Child Care” at the Population Association of America 2018 Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado), April 2018.

Poster Presentation, “Early Stressful Life Events and Child Behavioral Outcomes in Fragile Families” with Dr. Cynthia Osborne at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), March 2015.

Poster Presentation, “Early Stressful Life Events and Child Behavioral Outcomes in Fragile Families” with Dr. Cynthia Osborne at the Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting (San Diego, California), April 2015.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, Child and Family Research Partnership, The LBJ School of Public Affairs, 6/2017 – Present, 6/2014 – 5/2016

  • Research on home visiting programs, fatherhood support programs, and programs serving military families at high risk for family violence and/or abuse and neglect.

Graduate Student Consultant, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), 1/2011 – 5/2011

  • Research on anti-poverty task forces in Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, and Colorado.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), Member, 2013 – Present

Population Association of America (PAA), Member, 2014 – Present

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Member, 2014 – Present

OTHER SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Public Policy Fellow, The National Women’s Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 8/2011 – 8/2013

Food Assistance Policy Intern, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, District of Columbia, 9/2010 – 5/2011

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