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Managing Project Director
Joyce Malyn-Smith

Joyce Malyn-Smith, a nationally-recognized thought leader in the field of workforce development, brings specialization in effective strategies to promote STEM career readiness and success. She has extensive expertise in facilitating the efforts of...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Managing Project Director
June Mark

June Mark leads R&D related to mathematics and computer science teacher professional development, instructional design, and curriculum implementation. Her research interests include identifying systems and supports to ensure all students...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin leads research that advances the field's knowledge of how key aspects of education programs influence impact and participant experience. She also conducts formative research and collaborative co-design projects that advance knowledge...

Mailing Address

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

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 Scientist
Matt McLeod

As a teacher, teacher leader, and instructional coach, Matt McLeod brings extensive experience in student and adult learning and teaching strategies. Understanding that doing mathematics is much more than applying procedures and completing...

Mailing Address

770 N. Halsted Street, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60642

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

Distinguished Scholar

Babette Moeller focuses on the development of and research on educational programs across the curriculum that help ensure elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students with disabilities are included in and benefit from educational reform...

Mailing Address

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

Project Director II
Johannah Nikula

Johannah Nikula helps teachers make engaging and intellectually stimulating mathematical learning experiences available and accessible to all learners. She specializes in designing and studying models of professional development for mathematics...

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

Principal Research Scientist
Caroline Parker

Carrie Parker leads research to improve programs and policies for all students, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse youth, including those with disabilities and English learners. She examines a wide range of education reform issues...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Scientist
John Parris

John Parris is highly experienced in educational media, research and evaluation, instructional design, multimedia production, and project management. He contributes his expertise to a wide array of research and development of prototypes and...

Mailing Address

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

Senior Research Scientist
Marian Pasquale

Marian Pasquale has deep expertise in middle grade and high school science professional development, technical assistance, and curriculum development. She leads and co-leads numerous innovative science education initiatives and designs and leads...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Project Director
Mary Beth Piecham

Mary Beth Piecham, a highly skilled researcher, advances the field's knowledge of effective K-12 mathematics instruction. Her research has focused on the role of curriculum and professional development in supporting teachers to enact mathematical...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Managing Project Director
Sarita Pillai

Sarita Pillai, an expert in effective strategies to broaden students' participation in STEM learning and careers, leads national resource centers that advance innovative R&D and deepen understanding of effective strategies to enhance the...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Scientist
Kristen Reed

Kristen Reed leads studies that provide new insights into early childhood education and early mathematics learning and teaching, with a focus on the link between teacher professional development and student outcomes. Her work reflects her...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Principal Research Scientist
Deborah Schifter

Deborah Schifter is an expert in early algebra learning and mathematics education. She leads research, develops instructional resources, and designs professional development that helps teachers enhance their mathematics instruction and ensure...

Mailing Address

26 Crescent Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Research Associate
Rebecca Schillaci

Rebecca Schillaci is committed to conducting high-quality research of educational programs. She contributes her expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, survey design, statistics, and data analysis to a wide range...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Managing Project Director
Deborah Spencer

Deborah Spencer’s career is distinguished by her drive to help teachers and administrators make thoughtful, informed decisions about mathematics curriculum and instruction. She brings extensive expertise in research and development in mathematics...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Jim Stanton

Jim Stanton brings a unique blend of experience in K–12 education, workforce development, political and community organizing, and business to his groundbreaking work to ensure all students have a strong foundation in computing and are ready to...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Research Scientist
Sarah Sword

Sarah Sword brings extensive expertise in research, mathematics instructional design, and teacher professional development. Currently, she serves as Principal Investigator for Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind, a...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313