Samantha Neiman is a senior researcher at AIR.
Pia Peltola is a principal researcher at AIR with more than 14 years of experience in conducting and managing small- and large-scale survey projects. Most of Dr.
Veronica Tate is a managing director at AIR and serves as a senior leader on the management team that shapes the technical assistance delivery and supports effective collaboration across the comprehensive centers operated by AIR.
Verna Lalbeharie serves as the managing director for Digital Age Personalized Learning at AIR, where she is a key member of the team that is growing and shaping AIR’s applied work nationally in the field of K-12 education primarily focused on innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the
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.
Anne Diffenderffer is a survey research specialist for Survey and Data Sciences at AIR. In this role, she provides survey operations expertise in all aspects of the survey data collection: planning, execution, quality control and reporting.
Paul Bailey is a senior economist at AIR. He joined AIR in 2012, after receiving a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland. Before that, he earned a master’s degree in statistics from The University of Chicago.
Rui Yang is a senior researcher at AIR. His major areas of interest and expertise include program and project evaluation, experimental design, measurement of non-cognitive skills, and cross-cultural comparisons. In particular, Dr.
Jill Bowdon is a senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research. Dr. Bowdon has extensive training in statistical methods appropriate for making causal inferences, including experimental design and quasi-experimental methods.
Fausto A. López is a bilingual, Spanish speaking, senior technical assistance consultant working on afterschool and expanded learning initiatives at AIR. He provides technical assistance, training, and professional development to diverse audiences in the education and out-of-school time sectors.