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Project Director
Heidi Larson

Heidi Larson specializes in networking and collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. She advances a diverse array of initiatives focused on these and other key aspects of education reform.

Larson is the State...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate
Heather Lavigne

Heather Lavigne brings expertise in children’s early learning, including specific expertise in research design and quantitative methodology. Her experience leading studies ranges from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to correlational analyses...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Co-Director
Abigail Levy

Abigail Jurist Levy brings extensive experience in the fields of public K­–12 education and adult workforce development. As Co-Director of the Science and Mathematics Programs Unit, she leads a team of researchers, instructional designers, and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Ashley Lewis Presser

Ashley Lewis Presser leads education research that has a special focus on investigating the effectiveness of preschool math and science interventions and develops assessments for children. She brings expertise in conducting quasi-experimental and...

Mailing Address

96 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Research Associate
Carrie Liston

Carrie S. Liston is dedicated to helping programs and organizations increase their effectiveness and impact on the world through evaluation. She collaborates with clients to design evaluations that fit the needs of their programs and ensures that...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Principal Research Scientist
Brian Lord

Brian Lord leads research and evaluation on student-centered learning, teacher leadership, teacher working conditions, and teachers’ professional development. He brings extensive expertise in studying the costs and configurations of professional...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Josephine Louie

Josephine Louie has extensive experience conducting research in education and social science, with a background in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Louie is a research leader for multiple projects funded by the National...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313