Principal, Policy and Practice Research

Jim Spillane

Principal Investigator

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research

Professor, Human Development and Social Policy

Professor, Learning Sciences

PhD, Curriculum, Teaching and Education Policy, Michigan State University, 1993

BEd, Education and Geography, St. Patrick's College, National University of Ireland, 1984

Michelle Reininger

Co-Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Executive Director, Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University

PhD, Social Sciences, Policy and Educational Practice, Stanford University, 2006

MA, Economics, Stanford University, 2004

MA, Leadership, Foundations and Policy, University of Virginia, 2001

BA, Biochemistry, University of Colorado, 1996

Linda Lee

Post Doctoral Fellow

PhD, Sociology, University of Chicago, 2010

MEd, Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago, 2006

BA, Comparative Area Studies, Duke University, 1996

Leigh Mesler Parise

Research Associate, K-12 Education, MDRC

PhD, Multidisciplinary Program in Educational Sciences, Northwestern University

MS, Education: Teaching, Pace University 2005

BA, History and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Kaleen Healey

Senior Research Analyst, CCSR, University of Chicago

PhD, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2012

MA, Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago, 2006

BFA, Design, University of Notre Dame, 2000

Melissa Ortiz

Research Project Coordinator

BA, Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 2014

Lauren Anderson

Assistant Professor, Education, University of Southern California

PhD, Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 2009

MSEd, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bank Street Graduate College, 2003

BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1999

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