Stephanie M. Cronen

Managing Researcher

Stephanie Cronen is a managing researcher at AIR. Dr. Cronen’s work during the past 20+ years has focused largely on managing and conducting the technical work of large-scale research studies, including survey research, experimental studies, and mixed-methods studies in adult education, professional development, and workforce preparation. Currently, she serves as the principal investigator for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded Adult Skills Network and the Teaching Skills That Matter-SkillBlox Research Team.

In addition, Dr. Cronen is directing the National Study of the Implementation of Adult Education Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, administered by IES and funded through the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). She also serves as deputy director of the National Reporting System for Adult Education, in support of OCTAE.

Previous to these projects, Dr. Cronen served as the principal investigator for an IES Researcher-Practitioner Partnership grant to develop and pilot a data-driven decision making model for adult learning case managers. She was also the project director on an IES subgrant to AIR through Georgia State University’s Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, the deputy director for two large-scale impact studies in the areas of adult education and professional development.

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Ph.D. and M.A., Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., Sociology and Psychology, University of Michigan

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