Rebecca Bergey is a researcher in the Center for English Language Learners at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include designing curriculum, facilitating professional development, and conducting research that supports the education of English language learners and dual language learners.
Jeremy Redford is a senior researcher in the National and International Statistics practice area within the Research and Evaluation program at AIR.
Matthew Welch is a senior researcher with AIR. His primary interests are policy implementation and organizational change.
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.
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.
Jenifer J. Harr-Robins, a principal researcher at AIR, has extensive special education research and project management experience.
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.
Betheny Lyke is a principal technical assistance consultant at AIR. Dr.
Joann Starks is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Starks works with the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER, since 2010) and the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR, beginning in 2012).