Stephanie M. Cronen
Stephanie Cronen is a principal research scientist at AIR. Dr. Cronen’s work during the past 19 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 an Institute of Education Sciences Researcher-Practitioner Partnership grant to develop and pilot a data-driven decision making model for adult learning case managers.
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. She also leads the technical support project for the new Adult Training and Education Survey, a nationally representative survey funded by the National Center for Education Statistics, and serves as principal research scientist on the National Reporting System for Adult Education, in support of OCTAE. Dr. Cronen is also the project director for the IES subgrant to AIR through Georgia State University’s Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, for which she manages dissemination activities related to the Center’s research findings.
Previous to these projects, Dr. Cronen served as the co-principal investigator on a Department of Labor study of promising practices for increasing the diversity of first responders and was the deputy director for two large-scale impact studies in the areas of adult education and professional development.