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.
Carmen Martínez is a researcher with 18 years of experience in a range of national, state, and local research and evaluation projects in the domains of of early education and intervention, programs for at-risk and culturally diverse students, closing the achievement gap for low-income and minorit
Whitney Cade is a researcher at AIR. She currently supports multiple projects, including two Institute for Education Science grants and the Regional Education Laboratories Southwest.
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.
Frank E. De Rosa is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR and state manager to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) for the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center.
Zeyu Xu is a managing researcher at AIR and an affiliated researcher of CALDER. He is an expert in teacher labor market research, and has extensive experience in analyzing state longitudinal administrative data, including data from Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky.
Bersheril Bailey is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. She works with state education agencies and intermediate school districts to develop systems that increase academic achievement for all students.
Melissa Dodson is a principal researcher at AIR with over 15 years of research expertise focused on STEM teacher preparation and STEM K-12 programs for students underrepresented in STEM. Currently, Dr.
Haidee Williams, a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR, serves as the REL Southwest alliance liaison for the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance and the Texas Hispanic STEM Research Alliance.
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.