Grace Fleming is a researcher at AIR. During her nine years with SEDL (which merged with AIR on January 1, 2015), Fleming combined program experience with under-resourced populations and issues of effectiveness in education. She currently serves as qualitative lead on the BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) Program evaluation and conducts site work with the Texas Developmental Education Program in higher education. Fleming previously served as site coordinator on randomized controlled trials, where her responsibilities focused on collection of qualitative and quantitative data for both impact and implementation segments of the studies.
In previous work at SEDL, Fleming held key roles in applied research and development projects concerning parent and community involvement, leadership development, and development of professional learning communities in schools. She also contributed to a national collaboration to identify and promote student voice techniques for school change and improvement. Fleming is an adjunct faculty member at Huston-Tillotson University and at Austin Community College where classes she teaches include research methods, social problems, and introduction to sociology.