Our Team

Project Leads

Nathaniel Schwartz

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Director of Applied Research and Professor of the Practice

Christina Claiborne

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Director, Research to Practice Network, EdResearch for Action

Sam Stockwell

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Associate Director of Communications and Outreach

Sara Kerr

Results for America

Vice President, Education Policy Implementation

Heather Boughton

Results for America

Director, Education Policy Implementation

Jessica Bundage

Results for America

Associate, Education

Carrie Conaway

Harvard University

Faculty Co-Chair, Education Policy and Analysis (EPA); Senior Lecturer on Education

Isabel Fitzpatrick

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Research Project Manager – Exchange Networks and Engagement

Contributing Authors

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Adam Strom

Re-Imagining Migration

Executive Director

Alexandra Pavlakis

Southern Methodist University

Associate Professor, Education Policy and Leadership

Alix Gallagher

Stanford University

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Policy Analysis for California Education

Angela Jerabek

BARR Center

Ayesha Hashim

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

Ben Cottingham

Stanford University

Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Policy Analysis for California Education

Beth Schueler

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Education & Public Policy

Betheny Gross

Center on Reinventing Public Education

Senior Research Analyst and Research Director

Carly D. Robinson

Stanford University

Senior Researcher

Caroline Bartlett

Michigan State University

Caroline Wang

Education Analytics

Carolyn J. Heinrich

Vanderbilt University

Professor of Public Policy and Education

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Professor, Department of Education

Catherine Augustine


Director, Pittsburgh Office; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Celeste Carruthers

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

William F. Fox Distinguished Professor of Labor Economics

Dan Goldhaber


Director; Vice-President

Danielle Edwards

Brown University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dave Calhoun

CORE Districts

David DeMatthews

The University of Texas at Austin

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Dominique Baker

Southern Methodist University

Associate Professor; Education Policy and Leadership

Doris A. Santoro

Bowdoin College

Professor of Education

Dylan Conger

George Washington University

Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration

Elaine Allensworth

University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

Lewis-Sebring Director of the UChicago Consortium

Elena Izquierdo

The University of Texas, El Paso

Professor, Teacher Education

Emily Morton

CALDER at the American Institutes of Research


Eric Taylor

Harvard University

Associate Professor of Education

Heather Hill

Harvard University

Hazen-Nicoli Professor in Teacher Learning and Practice

Heather Hough

Stanford University

Executive Director, Policy Analysis for California Education

J. Kessa Roberts

Utah State University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Education Policy and Leadership

Jennifer Lin Russell

University of Pittsburgh

Professor and the Chair, Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy

Jennifer McCombs

Learning Policy Institute

Director of Research

Jenny Scala

American Institutes for Research

Joe Witte

Stanford University

Quantitative Research Manager, Policy Analysis for California Education

Kathleen Lynch

University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Kathryn Hill

Research Alliance for NYC Schools at New York University

Senior Research Associate

Krystal Payne

University of Chicago

LaToya Gayle

Boston School Finder

Executive Director

Laura Booker

Vanderbilt University

Senior Lecturer, Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Lindsay Page

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Professor, Psychology in Education; Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Lydia Rainey

University of Washington

Professor, Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership

Lynn Fuchs

Vanderbilt University

Research Professor, Department of Special Education

Madeline Mavrogordato

Michigan State University

Associate Professor, K-12 Educational Administration

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Harvard University

Senior Lecturer, Human Development and Education

Marguerite Roza

Georgetown University

Research Professor

María Luisa Vásquez

George Washington University

Doctoral Candidate

Matt Ronfeldt

University of Michigan

Associate Professor, Educational Studies

Matthew A. Kraft

Brown University

Associate Professor of Education & Economics

Matthew Truwit

University of Michigan

Meredith Honig

University of Washington

Professor, Education Policy, Organizations, & Leadership

Meredith Richards

Southern Methodist University

Associate Professor, Education Policy and Leadership

Micere Keels

The University of Chicago

Associate Professor

Michael A. Gottfried

University of Pennsylvania

Professor, Policy, Organizations, Leadership, and Systems Division

Nancy Hill

Harvard University

Charles Bigelow Professor of Education

Nathan Jones

Boston University

Associate Professor, Special Education

Nathaniel Schwartz

Annenberg Institute at Brown University

Director of Applied Research and Professor of the Practice

Nora Gordon

Georgetown University


Olga Acosta Price

George Washington University

Associate Professor, Prevention and Community Health

Rebecca Callahan

The University of Vermont

Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator

Reuben Jacobson

American University

Director of Education Policy and Leadership Program & Senior Professorial Lecturer

Robert Balfanz

Johns Hopkins University

Sade Bonilla

University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor; Policy, Organizations, Leadership, and Systems Division; Senior Research Specialist, Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Sharon Vaughn

University of Texas, Austin

Professor, Special Education

Shipra Parikh

The University of Chicago

Associate Instructional Professor

Sonya Dinizulu

The University of Chicago

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Steven W. Hemelt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Susanna Loeb

Stanford University

Professor of Education

Tara Nicola

Harvard University

PhD Candidate

Tynisha Jointer

Invested Consultant Firm


Velma McBride Murry

Vanderbilt University

Professor, Health Policy

Veronica Boix Mansilla

Harvard University

Senior Research Associate; Principal Investigator, Project Zero

Zitsi Mirakhur

University of Kentucky

Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

EdResearch for Action Writing Fellowship

Caroline Chauncey

Former editor-in-chief at Harvard Education Press


Danica Brown

Detroit Partnership for Education Equity and Research (Detroit PEER) at Wayne State University


Emily Morton

CALDER at the American Institutes of Research


James Kim

Harvard University


Jing Liu

University of Maryland College Park


Maithreyi Gopalan

The Pennsylvania State University


NaLette Brodnax

McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University


Nathan Jones

National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)


Preeya Pandya Mbekeani

American Institutes for Research


Rafael Heller

Former editor-in-chief of Phi Delta Kappan magazine


Sophia Seifert

Mathematica Policy Research


Terry Allen

University of Virginia School of Law


Tom Swiderski

Education Policy Initiative at Carolina at UNC Chapel Hill


Tracy Crow

Former chief strategy officer at Learning Forward


Practitioner Reviewers

EdResearch for Action’s briefs and other resources undergo formal review from practitioners so that we are grounding them in what matters practically – and is therefore likely to be useful – on the ground. We are grateful for the expert feedback from our ever-expanding list of reviewers:

Angela Robinson | Fairfax County Public Schools

Anna Gregory | DC Public Schools

Anne McInerney | St Paul Public Schools

Atnre Alleyne | Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now

Babak Mostaghimi | Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA)

Barbara Duffield | Schoolhouse Connection

Becky Smerdon | Teach for America

Brad Redmond | EveryDay Labs

Carla Burley | Boston Public Schools

Chantall Lowe | INCLUDEnyc

Cicely Woodward | Springfield Public Schools, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and 2018 Tennessee Teacher of the Year

Claire Hertz | Portland Public Schools

Dahlia Aguilar | Mundo Verde PCS

Dale Erquiaga | Sage & Bristlecone Consulting

Debbie Medley | Tulsa Public Schools

Elisabeth Fisher | Montgomery County Public Schools

Emily Weiss | Neighborhood House Charter School

Gabriela Epstein Yonker | Montgomery County Public Schools

Gavin Samms | Genesis Innovation Academy

Gini Pupo-Walker | The Education Trust

Hope Morales | Teach Plus

Jacqueline Rodriguez | American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Jennifer Kottke | Los Angeles County Office of Education

Jeremy Cohen | Rose City Park K-5

Jessica Coleman | Cobb County School District, GA

Katie Houghtlin | Tennessee Department of Education

Katie Rieser | Brown University

Kevin Schaaf | Tennessee Department of Education

Kwesi Rollins | Institute for Educational Leadership

Laura Encalade | National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

Luke Kohlmoos | Instruction Partners

Mark Teoh | TeachPlus

Meagan Comb | Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Michael Deurlein | Tennessee Department of Education

Michael Hickey | CitizensNYC

Nakia Towns | Gwinnett County Public Schools (GA)

Nancy Gutierrez | NYC Leadership Academy

Nicola Diamond | Urban Alliance

Nyal Fuentes | Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Pamela Adams-Watkins | Cumberland County Schools, NC

Paul Gannon | Spokane Public Schools

Peter Tang | Tennessee SCORE

Rebecca Pianta | Santa Ana Unified School District

Rochelle Herring | The Wallace Foundation

Ron Noble | Methuen Public Schools

Ross Schwartz | Results for America

Ryan Reyna | Education Strategy Group

Sarah McLaughlin | Lawrence Public Schools

Seneca Rosenberg | Valor Collegiate Academies

Susan Enfield | Highline Public Schools

Tiffany Neill | Oklahoma State Department of Education

Vivian Tseng | WT Grant Foundation

Zid Mancenido | National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement

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