Alexandria Walton Radford is a managing researcher and director of the Center for Applied Research in Postsecondary Education (CARPE) at AIR. Dr. Radford's primary responsibilities include leading a team and working with partners to improve postsecondary access for underserved groups.
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.
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.
Trey Miller is a principal researcher at AIR whose research focuses on postsecondary education policy.
Audrey Peek is a researcher at AIR, where she specializes in postsecondary education policy and administration. She focuses on how students pay for and succeed in college.
Ben Backes is currently a senior researcher at AIR. His 2012 dissertation focused on the impact of statewide bans on the use of racial preferences in college admissions.
Claude M. Steele is an American social psychologist and a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. He has also served in several major academic leadership positions: for the past two years as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley, the three years before that as the I.
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.
Aida Ali Akreyi is a researcher at AIR with a focus on postsecondary education. She has over six years of experience in higher education administration, primarily focusing on institutional research, assessment, evaluation, and strategic planning. In her current position, Dr.