Trisha H. Borman is a managing director at AIR. Dr. Borman's expertise is in education research methodology, and she is deeply knowledgeable and practiced in a range of analytic approaches. Currently, she is principal investigator of two multisite randomized controlled trials funded by the U.S. Department of Education: a five-year study exploring the impact of a brief self-affirmation mindset intervention on the behavioral and academic outcomes of 7th grade students across the country; and a four-year replication study that tests the effectiveness of a brief mindset intervention designed to increase belongingness of students transitioning to middle school,
Previously she served as principal investigator on a four year study of Descubriendo la Lectura (the Spanish-reconstruction of Reading Recovery) that examined immediate and long-term literacy outcomes for struggling readers in both Spanish and English. This study demonstrated positive impacts on Spanish speaking students’ literacy skills and after review by the What Works Clearinghouse was classified as meeting standards without reservations.
Dr. Borman is a co-founder of the Women in Quantitative Methods Network—a group dedicated to 1) bringing awareness to the issues women encounter working in quantitative fields within social science research and 2) connecting women who work within these fields. Previously, Dr. Borman served as principal investigator on a nationwide randomized control trial of the Stock Market Game examining impacts on student and teacher outcomes, a nationwide quasi-experimental study examining the effects of the College Summit program on college enrollment rates, and a statewide study of K-12 indicators of postsecondary STEM enrollment and persistence for Hispanic students in Texas.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Borman worked in the research department of Chicago Public Schools.
Ph.D. and M.A., Experimental Psychology, DePaul University