Amy Proger is a senior researcher at AIR. She works on several projects with the Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest, serving as the lead analyst for a randomized controlled trial that assesses the impact of a college and career readiness program and as the co-PI for a continuous improvement project conducted in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Education. Dr. Proger also co-leads the College and Career Success Research Alliance, a group of state- and district-level education leaders in the Midwest who work closely with the REL to set research priorities for the region.
Previously, Dr. Proger was a program officer at the Spencer Foundation, where she established a funding program to support the development of research–practice partnerships. Dr. Proger has extensive training in quantitative research methods through an Institutes of Education Sciences predoctoral fellowship. Before joining AIR, her research focused on Chicago Public Schools graduates’ experiences during the transition from high school to postsecondary education.