Kathleen L. Pfannenstiel is a senior researcher at AIR and provides technical assistance and professional development to states and school districts with an emphasis on improving results for students with disabilities. Dr.
Mary Kay Dugan is a managing technical assistant consultant at AIR. She is passionate about identifying evidence-based promising practices and translating them into policies and effective programs focused on underserved populations including disadvantaged youth and young adults.
Samantha Neiman is a senior researcher at AIR. As part of the Survey and Data Sciences division, Neiman serves as the project director or survey lead for multiple large-scale survey projects.
Patti Furlano is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR.
Kelly A. Gilbert is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. With more than 18 years of experience in education, Dr. Gilbert is a servant leader with a passion for school improvement specifically working for excellence in education.
Katherine Hughes is a principal researcher in the Research and Evaluation division of AIR. She has extensive experience in qualitative research; leading and managing large, multi-component research projects; and writing for and presenting to varied audiences.
Christina Jones is a senior data scientist in the Technical Solutions program at AIR. Her primary interests are in data acquisition, administrative data, and data-driven decision-making. She has managed an extensive portfolio of small- to medium-sized grants and contracts.
Scott Davis is a principal researcher at AIR. Dr. Davis is a labor economist with 13 years of experience designing and implementing research and evaluation projects for a variety of clients, including the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and DOL grantees.
Donald Nichols is a managing researcher in the Health Services practice area at AIR. Dr. Nichols has nearly 20 years of health services research experience on projects involving program evaluations, demonstration designs, payment methodologies, performance measures, and economic modeling.