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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

Co-Director
Pam Buffington

Pam Buffington provides technical support in evidence based policy development and decisionmaking to state and local education agencies and is a project leader in the development and management of multiple professional development initiatives. She...

Mailing Address

36 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345

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

Senior Project Director
Rebecca Carey

Rebecca Carey provides leadership and management on large- and small-scale contracts and grants for research and evaluation projects at EDC. She brings experience in educational research, with a focus on collaborative research, and program...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate II
Michelle Cerrone

Michelle Cerrone focuses on the role of educational technologies and digital games in supporting student learning and teacher professional development. She specializes in research methods, survey development, and statistical analysis, which she...

Mailing Address

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

Interim Division Finance Director
Ben Chauncey

Ben Chauncey sustains a sound fiscal infrastructure for the Learning and Teaching Division, advancing business development to ensure the Division achieves its goals to enhance the quality and equity of education. To this role, he brings extensive...

Mailing Address

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

Senior Research Associate
Jim Diamond

Jim Diamond is an educational researcher and instructional designer in the field of digital media and learning, focused primarily on the use of educational games to enrich K–12 learning and teaching for students and teachers. He is especially...

Mailing Address

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

Senior Research Associate

Ginger Fitzhugh leads evaluations that help programs leverage knowledge to achieve better outcomes for young people. She brings expertise in participatory program evaluation, systems thinking, and organizational development—as well as a commitment...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate II
Mary Fries

Mary Fries, a highly skilled instructional designer and professional developer, brings expertise in mathematics education, including teaching, leadership, professional development, and curriculum planning and design. Her work reflects her...

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

Research Associate II

Pilar Gonzalez is an experienced educational researcher who is committed to using formative and summative research to gather evidence about educational interventions that promote educational equity and academic achievement for struggling students...

Mailing Address

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

Research Scientist

Naomi Hupert leads initiatives that seek to close opportunity gaps for students who struggle to meet grade-level academic benchmarks and to identify supports required to provide all students with engaging and challenging academic instruction. Her...

Mailing Address

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

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

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 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
Daniel Light

Daniel Light focuses his research on the issues of school reform, social media, and the networked world, as well as technology-enhanced education across school systems both in the U.S. and internationally. He brings expertise in both qualitative...

Mailing Address

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

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