Shannon L. Russell is a senior researcher at AIR. She has over 10 years of experience conducting school-based research with expertise in adolescent and child social development as well as methodological strengths in survey development and quantitative analysis. Currently, Dr. Russell provides expert support for multiple longitudinal studies conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics spanning early childhood to adulthood. This work includes the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022-23 (ECLS-K:2023) the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) and the High School and Beyond 2021 (HS&B:21).
Dr. Russell has been involved in research focused on the social emotional environment of the classroom, with an emphasis on teacher-student and peer relationships as related to student motivation and engagement. This work has been published in peer reviewed journals and book chapters as well as presented at national conferences.