Brittan Hallar

Senior Research Associate



B.A. in Biology: Truman State University
M.S. in Entomology: University of Georgia
Ph.D. in Science Education: University of Georgia


Dr. Brittan Hallar has worked in STEM education as a teacher and researcher for more than a decade. She currently helps lead multiple evaluations of 21st Century Community Learning Center programs that focus on delivering STEM programming and as part of a partnership with the City of Philadelphia, working to aggregate data from these evaluations to inform the City’s Wallace-funded system-building efforts. She also helps manage the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium that helps serve the research needs of the public schools in Philadelphia. In addition, she works on a variety of other projects across the P-20 spectrum where she can contribute her STEM expertise and knowledge of education policy. Prior to working at RFA, Brittan served as the Statewide Science Education Coordinator for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission where she was responsible for coordinating and advancing science education research and programs in West Virginia. Brittan earned her Ph.D. in Science Education from University of Georgia.