Alphabetical Listing

Alphabetical Listing

Eleanor Anderson

Anderson, Eleanor

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • BA, Linguistics, Yale University, 2006
  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2017

Research Interests

How do educational innovations get implemented, institutionalized and scaled up in K-12 schools?  How do micro-level social and material interactions constitute, facilitate or obstruct these processes? 

More specifically, my dissertation focused on changing models of school discipline.

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

Arastoopour Irgens, Golnaz

Post Doctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2017
  • MS, Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2012
  • MA, Mathematics Education, Teachers College at Columbia University , 2008
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
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Baker, Jeremy

Software Developer


Degrees

  • MS in Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 2014
  • BS in Mathematics, Illinois State University, 2005
Aneta Baran

Baran, Aneta

Learning Experiences Coordinator

Learning Experience Coordinator


Degrees

  • BS in Interactive and Social Media (design), DePaul University
Andrew Bauer

Bauer, Andrew

Online Programs Content Manager, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

Randee Blair

Blair, Randee

Project Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Educational Leadership, National-Louis University, 1990
  • BS, Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972
Jeanine Breen

Breen, Jeanine

Program Assistant, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS Speech, Northwestern University, 1990
Larry Brown

Brown, Larry

Lead Developer


Degrees

  • BA, Computer Information Systems, Western Michigan University, 2001
Natalie Bueno

Bueno, Natalie

BCSE Program and Partnership Coordinator, Office of Community Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • Biology-Neurobiology , University of Wisconsin-Madison , 2018
Caitlin Burnett

Burnett, Caitlin

Adviser, Learning Sciences

Adviser, Learning & Organizational Change (Classes of 2019 and 2022)

Academic Adviser, Learning Sciences Master's Program


Degrees

  • MS, Higher Education Administration and Policy, Northwestern University
  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
Susan Bush-Mecenas

Bush-Mecenas, Susan

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California, 2018
  • MA Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership Studies, Stanford University, 2010
  • BM Music Education , University of Southern California, 2007
Celishia Bussey

Bussey, Celishia

Project EXCITE Adviser and Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MEd, Human Services and Counseling, DePaul University
  • BA, Psychology and African and Afro-American Studies, Washington University
Elliott Cady

Cady, Elliott

Center for Talent Development Middle School Coordinator, Summer Program


Degrees

  • BA, Economics and Spanish, Northwestern University
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1997
Eric Calvert

Calvert, Eric

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MSE, Educational Psychology - Gifted Emphasis, Purdue University
  • BSE, Secondary Education, University of Central Missouri
  • EdD, Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
Margie Chan

Chan, Margie

Assistant Coordinator, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Library Service, Columbia University
  • BS, Journalism, Northwestern University
Kate Cichon

Cichon, Kate

Apogee Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999
Coleen Coleman

Coleman, Coleen

Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Communication, Northwestern University, 1988
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1991
Jamillah Collins

Collins, Jamillah

Program Assistant, Northwestern Academy


Degrees

  • AA, Business Administration, Business Administration and Management , 2009
Carla Cortes

Cortes, Carla

Senior Career Advisor

Sr. Career Advisor, MS in Higher Education Administration & Policy Program


Degrees

  • MS, Higher Education Administration & Policy, Northwestern University , 2009
  • MA, Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1993
  • BA, Government, University of Notre Dame, 1985

Research Interests

Access to higher education for students from all backgrounds; strategies and policies to improve student retention and success. Change management, data-driven institutional strategy.  

Susan Corwith

Corwith, Susan

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • MS, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
  • BS, Secondary Education, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Linsey Crowninshield

Crowninshield, Linsey

Assistant Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Human Services Administration, Spertus College
  • BA, Psychology and Education, Ripon College
Natalie Davis

Davis, Natalie

Post Doctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Foundations & Policy , University of Michigan- Ann Arbor , 2017
  • MAT, Elementary Education , Dominician University , 2011
  • BA, Psychology & Secondary Science Education, Columbia University, 2009
Julie Deardorff

Deardorff, Julie

Director of Communications and Outreach


Degrees

  • MBA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Journalism, University of Iowa
Emily DePalma

DePalma, Emily

Research Program Coordinator


Degrees

  • MEd, Elementary Education, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2013
  • BS, Education, Minor in Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2012
Beth Dirkes

Dirkes, Beth

Leapfrog Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1985
Ruth Doan

Doan, Ruth

Equinox Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MFA, Poetry, Western Michigan University
  • BA, Secondary Education, Western Michigan University
Timothy Dohrer

Dohrer, Timothy

Director, Master of Science in Education Program

Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Penn State University, 1999
  • MA, English, Northwestern University, 1995
  • BA, English and Journalism, Indiana University, 1990

Research Interests

Leadership development, curriculum and instruction, and curriculum integration.

Danna Dotson

Degrees

Stephen  Dowling

Dowling, Stephen

Assistant Coordinator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MMEd, Music Education, Northwestern University, 2011
  • BA, Music, Kenyon College, 2008
Steve Drey

Drey, Steve

Senior Web Designer


Degrees

  • BA in Art - Emphasis in Design - Art Education Teaching Certification, University of Iowa, 1999
Kelsey Edwards

Edwards, Kelsey

Research Program Coordinator


Degrees

  • BS, Human Dev & Psych Services, Northwestern University, 2013
Keisha Etienne

Etienne, Keisha

Financial Administrator


Degrees

  • M.S, Public Service Management , DePaul University , 2012
  • BA, Social Science Interdisciplinary with a concentration in legal studies. Minor in English, University at Buffalo, 2007
Tre Everette

Everette, Tre

Sr. Developer


Degrees

  • Computer Engineering, Northwestern University
Emily Ferrin

Ferrin, Emily

Program Director & Resident Scientist, Baxter Center for Science Education


Degrees

  • PhD, Biochemistry, Dartmouth College, 2012
  • BS, Biology, Marlboro College, 2003
David Figlio

Figlio, David

Dean, School of Education and Social Policy

Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
  • BS, Business Economics and Public Policy, George Washington University, 1991

Research Interests

Accountability policy; economics of education; teacher quality; teacher labor markets; anti-poverty policy; intergenerational transmission of human capital; evaluation design.

Jessica Fiore

Fiore, Jessica

Data Analyst Associate, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Applied and Computational Mathematics, DePaul University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, DePaul University, 2010
Michelle Flowers

Flowers, Michelle

Financial Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • AA, Business Administration, Robert Morris College
James Freetly

Freetly, James

Program Assistant, FUSE


Degrees

  • B.A. Honors Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus, 2012
Nathan Frideres

Frideres, Nathan

Coordinator, Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Coordinator, Field Studies Program


Degrees

  • MA, Student Development in Postsecondary Education, University of Iowa
  • BA, Elementary Education, University of Iowa
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Gansen, Heidi

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Michigan, 2018
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Michigan, 2015
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Northern Iowa, 2013
  • B.A. in Sociology and Criminology, University of Northern Iowa, 2011

Research Interests

 I am a sociologist specializing in the sociology of education, gender & sexuality, social inequalities, childhood, and qualitative methods. 

Cassandra Geiger

Geiger, Cassandra

Director, Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools


Degrees

  • MEd, School Counseling, DePaul University
  • BA, Psychology, DePaul University
Russell Gillespie

Gillespie, Russell

User Support Specialist, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Music in Composition, Oakland University, 2005
Mark Glenn

Glenn, Mark

Program Assistant, Human Development and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Business Administration, Economics/Accounting/Marketing, MacMurray College
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Degrees

Jenny Grist

Grist, Jenny

Program Assistant


Degrees

Amy Gyarmathy

Gyarmathy, Amy

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, English Education, Illinois State University
Kevin  Hall

Hall, Kevin

Curriculum Development Specialist


Degrees

  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • BS, Ecology, Ethology and Evolution , University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Susan Hammerman

Hammerman, Susan

Program Assistant, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • Certificate, Chicago School of Violinmaking, 1987
  • BS, Geography, University of Chicago, 1980
Michael Hannen

Hannen, Michael

Director, Information Technology, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2008
  • BFA, Theater, DePaul University, 1994
Kathleen Hayes

Hayes, Kathleen

Coordinator School Partnerships


Degrees

  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2001
  • M.S., Medill School Of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1993
  • B.A., Quincy University, 1989

Research Interests

 The role of teachers in policy implementation; the influence of teacher professional identity and school and district context on teacher sensemaking about education reforms

Arthur Hjorth

Degrees

  • MSc Educational Studies, Oxford University, 2009
  • MSc Video Games Analysis and Design, IT-University of Copenhagen, 2008
  • BA Communication and Computer Science, Roskilde University, 2005

Research Interests

Agent-based modeling (ABM), political thinking, civic education.

Mark P. Hoffman

Hoffman, Mark P.

Senior Academic Advisor and Enrollment Manager


Degrees

  • JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2009
  • MS, Iowa State University, 1990
  • BA, Colorado State University, 1987
Danielle Holtz

Holtz, Danielle

Assistant Coordinator for the Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Theatre Studies, Kent State University
  • MAT, Elementary Education, Columbia College Chicago
Veronica House

House, Veronica

Program Assistant, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2008
Sihua (Adrienne) Hu

Hu, Sihua (Adrienne)

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Mathematics Education, Michigan State University, 2016
  • MS, Statistics, Michigan State University, 2015
  • BS, Mathematics and Statistics, Sichuan University, 2010

Research Interests

Mathematics and statistics education, observational measures of teaching quality, teachers' engagement and social networks in virtual spaces

Jeanne Hughes

Hughes, Jeanne

Assistant Dean


Degrees

  • BA, Grinnell College
Gail Ivanauskas

Ivanauskas, Gail

Senior Financial Administrator, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BS, Finance, Northern Illinois University
  • MBA, Finance, DePaul University
Mighel Jackson

Jackson, Mighel

Implementation Coordinator, Digital Youth Network


Degrees

David Johnson

Johnson, David

Manager, Marketing & Communications, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MSC, Communications, Northwestern University
  • MEd, Higher Education Administration, Upper Iowa University
  • BS, Marketing, Indiana University
Shelena Johnson

Johnson, Shelena

Adviser, Learning & Organizational Change (Classes of 2020 and 2021)


Degrees

  • MAT, Urban Teacher Education Program,, The University of Chicago, 2012
  • BS, Human Services, Loyola University Chicago, 2010
  • BA, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 2010
Natalie Jou

Jou, Natalie

Project Coordinator


Degrees

  • BA, Psychology & Spanish, Lake Forest College, 2010
Susan Kasper

Kasper, Susan

Program Coordinator, Gifted LearningLinks, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
  • BS, Economics, Northern Illinois University
Pauline Kenly

Kenly, Pauline

User Support Specialist, Sr.


Degrees

  • MS Library Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • BS Information Systems, DePaul University, 1999
Anne Kerins

Kerins, Anne

Director of Business and Finance


Degrees

  • MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
  • AB, Kenyon College
Debbie Kim

Kim, Debbie

Research Analyst


Degrees

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, 2005
  • BA in Cognitive Science; Minors in Economics and Literature, UC San Diego, 2002
  • MA, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2012
  • PhD, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2016

Research Interests

Studying the ways macro level processes take form at the micro level and, more specifically, investigating the organizational complexities among the levels of the education system. 

Diane Knoepke

Knoepke, Diane

Associate Director of Student Affairs, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BA, English, Northwestern University
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2016
Stacey Korycki

Degrees

  • BA Art/ Photography, Bradley University, 1990
Lila Krasa Schwartz Goldstein

Krasa Schwartz Goldstein, Lila

Research Data Analyst Lead


Degrees

  • Master of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 2006
Meg Kreuser

Kreuser, Meg

Manager, Teacher Certification and Licensure

Academic Adviser


Degrees

  • BA, English - Secondary Education, Indiana State University
Joanna Lasso

Lasso, Joanna

Program Assistant, MS in Learning and Organizational Change


Degrees

  • BS, Journalism, Kent State University, 1995
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Degrees

Leslie Lepeska

Lepeska, Leslie

Program Assistant, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • MS, Anthropology and Education, University of Chicago, 1990
  • BA, Behavioral Sciences, University of Chicago, 1987
Eudald Lerga

Lerga, Eudald

Lead Developer, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS in Information Technology, Northwestern University, 2018
  • MA, Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media, Media Center d'Art i Disseny
  • BA, Political Science, Complutense University
Amy Lindgren

Lindgren, Amy

Assistant Coordinator, Weekend Enrichment Programs, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Communication, International Business, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2011
Sara (Sally) Macnamara

Macnamara, Sara (Sally)

Department Assistant, Saturday Enrichment Program and Gifted Learning Links


Degrees

  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Recreation and Park Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Sybil Madison

Madison, Sybil

Research Associate

Research Associate & Director, Chicago City of Learning, Digital Youth Network and the Office of Community Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, University of California at Berkeley
Henry Mann

Mann, Henry

Research Analyst, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BA, Communication Systems, Northwestern University, 2016
Beth McDonald

McDonald, Beth

Director of Administration


Degrees

  • BA, Political Science, University of Missouri - Columbia
Tara McGill

McGill, Tara

Curriculum Development Specialist


Degrees

  • BA, Biology, Boston University
  • MS, Entomology , University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign
  • MAT, Secondary Science with Middle-Level Learning Endorsement, National Louis University
Margeaux McReynolds

McReynolds, Margeaux

Assistant Coordinator, CTD


Degrees

  • M.Ed Educational Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, Illinois State University
  • M.A Literacy Education, New York University
Jeff Merrell

Merrell, Jeff

Associate Director, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program

Instructor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • MS, Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2006
  • MBA, Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1989
  • BA, English, Michigan State University, 1977

Research Interests

Organizational learning and knowledge management, digital networked learning, personal learning networks, social media and social collaboration technologies.

Shai Moore

Moore, Shai

Mentor, Digital Youth Network


Degrees

Karina Morales

Morales, Karina

Project Excite Coordinator & Advisor


Degrees

  • MEd, Human Services and Counseling, DePaul University
  • BS, Marketing, DePaul University
Love Morgan

Degrees

  • MS, Applied Statistics, Depaul University, 2015
  • BS, Biology, Rockford University, 2004
Leslie Morrison

Morrison, Leslie

Leapfrog Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MEd Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • BA, Loyola University
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Murzynski, Christina

Research Study Coordinator, SESP


Degrees

  • Psychology, B.A., Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, 2018
Gabrielle Nelson

Nelson, Gabrielle

Digital Media Producer & Challenge Developer, FUSE Studios


Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree, Animation & Visual Effects, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, 2014
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Moving Image, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
Ryan Nix

Nix, Ryan

Senior IT Consultant, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • BS, Organizational Communication, Minor in Marketing, Southern Illinois University, 1998
  • MS in Computer Information Studies (in progress), Northwestern University
Michael Novak

Novak, Michael

Adjunct Faculty, Learning Sciences and MSEd Programs

Researcher, Center For Connected Learning


Degrees

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Research Interests

Instructional materials design, professional development of teachers, professional learning communities, scientific modeling, and agent-based modeling.

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Susan Olson

Olson, Susan

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Coordinator of Student Programs

Adviser, Human Development and Psychological Services


Degrees

  • MA, College Student Personnel, University of Maryland - College Park
  • AB, Albion College, Speech Communication
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

Professor, Education and Social Policy

Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1983
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Northwestern University, 1981
  • BA, Elementary Education, St. Xavier University, 1977

Research Interests

Talent development, accelerated educational programs, needs of special populations of gifted children.

Jennifer Pasek

Pasek, Jennifer

Office Manager, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • BS, Communications, Mundelein College, 1989
Michelle Paulsen

Paulsen, Michelle

Adjunct Faculty

Program Director, Reach for the Stars (an NSF GK12 Program) and Ready, Set, Go


Degrees

  • CAS, Educational Leadership, National Louis University, 2001
  • ME, Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997
  • BS, Teaching of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1991
Kristen Perkins

Perkins, Kristen

Northwestern-ETHS Partnership Coordinator

Project Coordinator, Office of STEM Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • BS, Biology Education, Purdue University
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Pitts, Abigail

Research Analyst


Degrees

  • BA, International Relations/Economics, Wellesley College, 2017
Kenneth Powers

Powers, Kenneth

Adviser, Social Policy


Degrees

  • Master's in Public Policy (MPP), American University, 1999
  • BS, Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1995
Sachin Pradhan

Pradhan, Sachin

Software Developer, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2013
  • BS, Computer Engineering, University of Washington, 2006
Amy Pratt

Pratt, Amy

Assistant Dean for Community Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • PhD, Geography, West Virginia University, 2006
  • MA, Geography, West Virginia University, 1999
  • BA, International Studies, West Virginia University, 1995
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Degrees

Kay Ramey

Degrees

  • MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2010
  • BA, Psychology and Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University, 2007
  • PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2017

Research Interests

My research examines ways to engage students in STEM learning through arts-integration (STEAM) and hands-on making, tinkering, and engineering design activities. In the context of these activities, I examine what students learn, with a particular focus on meta-disciplinary skills, such as spatial skills and 21st century skills. I also study how student interests shape learning, and how student-centered, informal learning activities, such as making and tinkering activities, might be moved into schools to increase STEM engagement and participation, particularly for female, low SES, and underrepresented minority students. As a result, my work on making and tinkering in schools not only examines student experiences but also the multiple layers of context and organizational structure which surround and support (or hinder) those student experiences.

My work is informed by a range of both cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives on learning, but primarily draws upon Distributed Cognition Theory, Actor Network Theory, Cultural Historical Activity Theory, and Constructionism. Consequently, my work is primarily qualitative, relying on video-ethnographic methods such cognitive ethnography and interaction analysis. However, I have experience with and have drawn upon a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, and design based research methods in my work. 

Megan Redfearn

Redfearn, Megan

Director, Faculty Support and Doctoral Student Affairs


Degrees

  • BA, Environmental Geo-science, Boston College
  • MS, Learning & Organizational Change, Northwestern University, 2012
Lisa Renaud

Renaud, Lisa

Research Project Data Coordinator, Foley Center for the Study of Lives


Degrees

  • AB, Sociology, University of Michigan
Nelson Reyes

Reyes, Nelson

FUSE Studio Program Coordinator


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, 2014
Carmen Robinson Miner

Robinson Miner, Carmen

Senior Research Administrator


Degrees

Anna Rodriguez

Rodriguez, Anna

Adviser, Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools


Degrees

  • MA, School Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University, 2010
  • BA, History, Park University, 2003
David Rompilla

Rompilla, David

Research Project Coordinator


Degrees

  • MA, Experimental Psychology, Towson University, 2017
  • BA, Psychology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania , 2015

Research Interests

 Emotion Regulation, Emotion, Motivation

Rhoda Rosen

Rosen, Rhoda

Associate Director, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, MA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Russak-Pribble, Aubrey

Research Study Assistant


Degrees

  • BS, behavioral neuroscience, Centre College, 2016
Laura Salus

Salus, Laura

Executive Assistant to the Dean


Degrees

  • BA, English, Pace University
  • MS, Teaching, Pace University
  • MA, Literature, Northwestern University
Adam Sargent

Degrees

Kimberly Scott

Scott, Kimberly

Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MA, Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1991

Research Interests

Improving workplace environments and practices that foster employee wellness, learning and success; relationships between organizational practices and individual engagement and well-being; transitions of individuals into leadership roles and how learning techniques can be designed to accelerate leadership development.

Colin Sheaff

Sheaff, Colin

Web Software Developer


Degrees

  • BA, Computer Science, Kalamazoo College, 1997
Ryan Smerek

Smerek, Ryan

Associate Professor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
  • EdM, Harvard University, 2004
  • AB, Dartmouth College, 2000
Cassie Sparkman

Sparkman, Cassie

Program Coordinator, Summer Program, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • BA, Poetry, University of Washington
Saiying Steenbergen-Hu

Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying

Research Director, Center for Talent Development

Research Assistant Professor, Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Psychology, Purdue University, 2009
  • MA, University of Science & Technology of China, 2000

Research Interests

Academic achievement, psychological and social-emotional development, educational measurement and assessment, meta-analysis and research synthesis, quantitative research methods, executive functions, gifted education and talent development

Anne Stevens

Stevens, Anne

Coordinator, Creative Studies, Center for Talent Development

Instructor, Saturday Enrichment Program

Instructor, Gifted LearningLinks

Instructor, Leapfrog


Degrees

  • BFA, Printmaking and Drawing, California College of the Arts
  • MA, Visual Studies, University of California at Berkeley
Tammie Stewart

Stewart, Tammie

Manager, Community Outreach, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Communication, Northwestern University
  • BA, Communications, Northern Illinois University
Qili Sui

Sui, Qili

Developer


Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, DePaul Univeristy
Hillary Swanson

Swanson, Hillary

Postdoctoral Fellow


Degrees

  • PhD, Science and Mathematics Education, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
  • BA, Physics, Colorado College, 2002

Research Interests

Secondary science education, conceptual change and the productivity of prior knowledge in learning, constructivist instruction and constructionist learning environments

Lois Trautvetter

Trautvetter, Lois

Director, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Degrees

  • MS, Polymer Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BA, Chemistry, College of Wooster
  • PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Engineering education research including retention and recruitment of female and underrepresented undergraduate students and faculty, interdisciplinary skills, contextual competence skills, and design and problem solving skills.
Faculty productivity, enhancing research and teaching, faculty motivation, enhancing faculty-student interaction, and new and junior faculty issues.
Student development research that includes holistic and spiritual development of undergraduates.
Gender issues, females in STEM disciplines.

Jasmine Tucker

Degrees

  • M.A. Cultural and Educational Policy, Loyola University Chicago, 2015
  • B.A. Sociology , Howard University, 2013
Melinda Turnley

Turnley, Melinda

Assistant Director, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program

Assistant Professor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program


Degrees

  • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2001
  • MA, English, Ohio State University, 1995
  • BA, English, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Gemma Waaland

Waaland, Gemma

Program Assistant


Degrees

  • BA, International Relations, University of California, Davis, 2016
Bradley Wadle

Wadle, Bradley

Assistant Director, Master of Science in Education


Degrees

  • BS, Theater, Northwestern University, 1997
  • MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2003
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Wagner, Matt

Associate Research Administrator


Degrees

  • BA, Politics, Messiah College, 2014
  • BA, Music Composition, Messiah College, 2014
Lindsay Wall Succari

Wall Succari, Lindsay

Assistant Program Director, Civic Education Project, Center for Talent Development


Degrees

  • MS, Social Work and Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Augustana College
Ashley Walter

Walter, Ashley

Curriculum Developer, Office of STEM Education Partnerships


Degrees

  • MS, Entomology, Purdue University, 2007
  • BS, Entomology, Purdue University, 2005
Brian Ward

Ward, Brian

Academy Advisor, Northwestern Academy


Degrees

Jenna Weitz

Degrees

  • BA, Religion, University of Puget Sound, 2014
Michelle Wielgosz

Wielgosz, Michelle

Assistant Program Coordinator, Weekend Enrichment Program


Degrees

  • Masters in Education, Columbia College Chicago, 2007
Ian Williams

Williams, Ian

Northwestern Academy Advisor


Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema & Media Studies, The University of Chicago, 2012
Ben Wright

Wright, Ben

Program Assistant, CTD Admissions and Advising


Degrees

  • MS in Refguee and Forced Migration Studies, DePaul University, 2017
  • BA in International Studies, Taylor University, 2012