Mariann Fedele-McLeod is a principal researcher at AIR and has been involved in the field of adult education since 1991. She serves as the director of the Promoting Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education Project. Most recently, she served as the Director of the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO), the statewide professional development system.
From 2001 through 2008, Fedele-McLeod led professional development initiatives on behalf of the New York State Education Department as a staff developer and Director of the New York City Regional Adult Education Network. As moderator of the National Institute for Literacy’s Technology and Literacy Discussion list, a role she held from 2004 through 2008, she led a nationwide discussion of more than 700 adult education practitioners on research, policy and practice related to the use of technology in adult education. She is the current Chair of the Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers, a national professional development advocacy organization.