Brittany Cunningham, Ph.D.
Research Scientist


Brittany Cunningham is a research scientist with CNA's Institute for Public Research and has more than a decade of experience designing, implementing, and managing rigorous research studies and evaluations at the local-, state- and national- level in several social science areas including education and justice. She works on a variety of research and evaluation initiatives for the Bureau of Justice Affairs, National Institute of Justice, and U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to supporting justice research, Cunningham served as principal investigator and project manager for impact evaluations of several education projects including the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Advanced Technological Education program, Participation in STEM and CTE Education across Rural Areas study, and for the Northeast Tennessee College and Career-Ready Consortium, funded by an U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.

Cunningham holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Louisville, specializing in evaluation and research. She currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.