Jessica Mason is a researcher at AIR with a focus on postsecondary education. Her areas of expertise include college and career readiness, postsecondary student success initiatives, postsecondary models of competency-based education, and alternative forms of student financial aid.
Kelle Parsons is a senior researcher at AIR with experience in higher education research, policy, and administration roles.
Cheryl Harris is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her current work involves providing technical assistance for the Texas (TXCC) and Southeast (SECC) Comprehensive Centers, addressing state and local capacity building in school improvement and key content areas.
Garry Davis is a senior technical assistance consultant in the Policy, Practice, and Systems Change practice area at AIR. He has over five years experience in program administration, research, and technical assistance with a particular focus on college and career readiness.
Michael Vaden-Kiernan, a managing researcher at AIR, serves as the director of the REL Southwest. In this role, he coordinates and directs programmatic efforts to build capacity to use evidence-based policies, programs, and practices to address compelling education needs.
GeMar Neloms is a senior technical assistance consultant with AIR. Her portfolio of work involves K-20 education, disability research and services, youth development, workforce development, and health disparities.
Lynn Mellor is a principal researcher at American Institutes for Research, where she provides overall leadership for all aspects of the analytic technical support and research and evaluation studies for the REL Southwest.
Amy Feygin is a senior researcher at AIR, where where she works with state education agencies and local education agencies on research, evaluation, and technical assistance projects. She is an expert in college and career readiness, particularly for underserved youth.