Meet the ELRC Team

Wilella Burgess - Director

Role - for vision, strategic planning, internal and external partnership development, project ideation and initiation, research, evaluation, and center management.

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Loran Carleton Parker - Associate Director, Principal Evaluation and Research Scholar

Role - Formal and informal education research design and theoretical frameworks for educational research and evaluation. Project ideation and development.

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Senior Evaluation and Research Associate - Lindley McDavid

Role - Education research and evaluation specializing in psychological constructs and assessment.

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Senior Research Associate and Lead Data Scientist-Ann Bessenbacher

Role-Data management, evaluation, administrator, project management

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Research Associate - Lisa Kirkham

Role - K-12 education and administration, partner development, project management.

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Damilola Seyi-Oderinde

 Research Associate-Damilola Seyi-Oderinde

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Research Associate-Lukas Ingersoll 


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Data Research Assistant - Kyle Habig

Role - Support the work of the ELRC through the maintenance and manipulation of research data sets generated by ELRC projects.

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Research and Evaluation Assistant - Alex France

Role-qualitative research specialist, social science theory.

Administrative Assistant - Laura Warner

Role - IRB librarian, evaluation support, Web master, scheduling.

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Post Doctoral Research Associate- Jennifer Sdunzik