Kelly Peters is a principal psychometrician AIR. Her primary responsibilities include leading survey development efforts for Project Talent, including designing measures of cognition, health, and psychosocial well-being for various modes. Dr.
Deanna Lyter Achorn has 16 years of experience in large-scale survey data collection and design with a focus in the fields of education, aging, and health.
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.
Joshua R. Polanin is a principal researcher in the Research and Evaluation program at AIR. He has extensive experience in quantitative methodology, and has led or co-led more than 15 peer-reviewed, published meta-analyses. Dr.
Alicia Espinoza is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her expertise includes coaching teacher leaders, school administrators, and district leaders through the implementation of evidence-based district and school improvement systems, processes, and practices.
Wendi Carman is a senior education specialist with over 15 years of international development and education experience. She is project director for education programs at AIR, as well as the primary point of contact for AIR’s YouthPower consortium.
Sean P. “Jack” Buckley is an Institute Fellow and works with AIR on several projects in the areas of applied statistics, social sciences, and education policy. He is also President and Chief Scientist for Imbellus, a California-based assessment company.
Cong Ye is a senior sampling statistician/survey methodologist at AIR. His primary responsibilities include study design, sampling design, data preparation, and psychometric analysis.
Stephanie Autumn is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. She brings extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in Indian country.