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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

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

Finance Manager I
Jennifer Hawley

Jennifer M. Hawley contributes her financial and business acumen to a wide range of EDC initiatives and departments. She brings extensive expertise in systems and policies that ensure the smooth day-to-day fiscal operations of nonprofit and for-...

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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...

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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 Project Director
Joe Ippolito

Joe Ippolito provides expertise in the design and management of large-scale initiatives focused on career education and training for diverse fields. He is deeply committed to creating pathways to STEM careers and improving outcomes for at-risk...

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

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

Principal Technical Advisor
David Jacobson

David Jacobson works with states, districts, and communities to improve early education and care for low-income children and their families. He specializes in building effective prenatal through Grade 3 (P–3) systems with the aim of closing...

Mailing Address

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Jessica Juliuson

Jessica Juliuson specializes in supporting districts and schools in making systemic changes to ensure students acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in a 21st century economy and to be effective participants in a democratic society...

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...

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Distinguished Scholar
Cheryl King

Cheryl King brings experience in leading whole school system reform both as a practitioner (teacher, principal, chief academic officer, and deputy superintendent) and a researcher. Her life’s work has been dedicated to providing equal access to...

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Research Associate
Kelsey Klein photo

Kelsey Klein specializes in research, evaluation, measurement, and statistical data analysis. She has extensive expertise in survey design and implementation, with a methodological focus on psychometrics and multilevel modeling. To all of her work...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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