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Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Erin Bardar

Erin Bardar specializes in science curriculum development, professional development, and education research, with a focus on the fields of earth and space science. She draws upon her background in physics and astronomy to develop innovative and...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Kristen Bjork

Kristen Bjork creates authentic, engaging STEM learning experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds. She draws on her expertise in instructional design, science, science education, and the educational uses of technology to enhance K-12...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Christina Bonney

Christina R. Bonney leads research that studies school reform, student motivation, and strategies to enhance learning, teaching, and student achievement. She contributes her expertise in quantitative and qualitative research design, survey design...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Amy Busey

Amy Busey leads and contributes to a diverse array of initiatives that support teachers in ensuring students’ STEM proficiency and school, college, and career success. She brings significant experience in quantitative and qualitative research,...

Mailing Address

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

Research Scientist
Jackie DeLisi

Jackie DeLisi's research provides new insights into effective strategies to improve science teaching and learning both in formal and informal STEM education environments. Her primary research interests include understanding the intersections...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate

Marion Goldstein leads R&D and evaluations that advance knowledge of strategies to strengthen STEM education for all students. Many of her studies examine how technology can be strategically employed to enhance preK–12 teaching and learning....

Mailing Address

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

Senior Research Scientist
Jess Gropen

Jess Gropen specializes in basic and applied research in cognitive science with a focus on language learning, early science development, and mathematics education. His current work on executive function in science, mathematics, and the language...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
Cynthia Hoisington

Cindy Hoisington believes that authentic, cognitively challenging science experiences can be transformative for young children and their teachers. She brings to her work more than 20 years of experience teaching young children, developing...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Training and Technical Assistance Associate II
Nevin Katz

Nevin Katz, a former science teacher, brings experience in online interactive development, mathematics and science instructional design, and design and facilitation of blended learning courses for K–12 teachers.

Katz advances the goals of a...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Scientist
Randy Kochevar

Randy Kochevar, Director of EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute, has expertise in marine biology and conservation, promotion of data literacy, Web development, research, and science communications. He brings passion for science and conservation—as well...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Associate
Janna Kook

Janna Kook advances the field’s knowledge of effective early childhood education and early STEM learning and teaching, with a focus on the link between teacher professional development and child outcomes. An experienced researcher and program...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Principal Research Scientist
Ruth Krumhansl

Ruth Krumhansl is an expert in curriculum development, education research, Earth science, science teaching, and applied science. As Founder of the Oceans of Data Institute, an initiative...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Kira Krumhansl

Kira Krumhansl specializes in developing educational tools that use real scientific data to engage students in learning science, critical thinking, and data literacy skills. She brings over ten years of prior experience in marine biology research...

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

Senior Project Director
Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis works to promote the integration of rigorous academic content with opportunities for students to develop essential skills necessary for success in postsecondary education and the workplace. She seeks to excite students about learning...

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 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

Project Director
Catherine McCulloch

Catherine McCulloch leads national initiatives that focus on bridging STEM research and practice to improve outcomes for students. An expert in formal and informal STEM learning, she brings extensive experience as a professional developer, course...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate
Tracy McMahon
Tracy McMahon brings extensive expertise in designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation studies. She specializes in survey design and implementation; qualitative data collection techniques such as interviews,...
Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Associate
Leana Nordstrom

Leana Nordstrom brings a diverse set of communications and project management skills to an array of STEM education initiatives. Through her efforts, a broad range of projects advance their strategic plans and expand their public information...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313