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Research Associate II
Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia brings expertise in mixed-methods evaluation design, project management, report writing, and STEM-based higher education programs. As an evaluator and researcher, Garcia strives to provide meaningful and relevant information that...

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770 North Halsted Street, Suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Distinguished Scholar
Lynn Goldsmith

Lynn Goldsmith leads studies that provide new insights into effective approaches to interdisciplinary STEM learning and strategies to help teachers become more thoughtful and effective in their mathematics instruction. Her recent research has...

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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....

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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...

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

Principal Research Scientist
Leslie Goodyear

Leslie Goodyear, a nationally recognized expert in educational evaluation and president-elect of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), has led studies at the local, regional, and national levels. She has conducted evaluations and evaluation...

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Research Scientist
Makoto Hanita

Makoto Hanita provides methodological leadership and develops research designs for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), quasi-experimental studies, observational investigations, and retrospective analyses of education data. An expert in addressing...

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

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...

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

Senior Research Associate
Clare Irwin

Clare Irwin is highly experienced in measurement, research methods, and early education research. She applies her experience and expertise across a wide range of activities including conducting quantitative and qualitative studies of early...

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Project Director
Lauren Katzman

Lauren Katzman is deeply committed to advancing systemic changes in K–12 education to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. She has extensive expertise in whole-school reform, evidence-based practices in special education, and...

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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...

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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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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