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.
Margaret (Peggy) Clements is a senior researcher at AIR. Drawing on her training in developmental psychology, community psychology, and quantitative research methods, she investigates the effective and equitable use of educational technology to support teaching and learning. In her work, Dr.
Jordan Rickles is a principal researcher at AIR. Dr.
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.
Nicholas Sorensen is a principal researcher at AIR, and director of the technology for teaching and learning practice area. His research is primarily focused on dropout prevention and helping struggling students succeed across the transition to high school.
Concepcion Molina is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. His primary expertise and responsibilities focus on mathematics education. He has acquired expertise in a wide spectrum of additional areas through his work with both the Texas and Southeast Comprehensive Centers.
Rachel Garrett is a senior researcher at AIR with a focus on quantitative analysis and methodology. Her major areas of research include educator effectiveness, English learners, math learning and instruction, and educational applications of technology.
Larry V. Hedges is an AIR Institute Fellow, as well as Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics, Education and Social Policy, and Psychology and director of the IPR Q-Center at Northwestern University.