CCRC Staff

Leadership Team

Thomas Brock
Director
Expertise: Program evaluation, guided pathways, developmental education
Nikki Edgecombe
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Developmental education, equity, teaching and learning
John Fink
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Expertise: Guided pathways, transfer, dual enrollment
Corinne Herlihy
Senior Operations Strategist
Davis Jenkins
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Guided pathways, institutional effectiveness, dual enrollment
Hana Lahr
Senior Research Associate and Director of Applied Learning
Expertise: Guided pathways, performance funding
Veronica Minaya
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Expertise: Developmental education, financial aid, returns to education
Judith Scott-Clayton
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Financial aid, developmental placement, returns to education
Doug Slater
Communications Director
Sandra Spady
Director of Finance and Administration

Senior Researchers and Fellows

Thomas Bailey
Director Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Expertise: Guided pathways, student persistence, returns to education
Elisabeth A. Barnett
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: High school to college transition, dual enrollment, developmental placement
Susan Bickerstaff
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Developmental education, teaching and learning
Maria S. Cormier
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Workforce development and training
Maggie P. Fay
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: College readiness, developmental education, guided pathways
Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Advising
Elizabeth M. Kopko
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Student experiences and engagement, developmental placement, high school to college transition
Jordan Matsudaira
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Social mobility, accountability policy, financial aid

Research Staff

Nicolas Acevedo
Senior Research Assistant
Megan Anderson
Project Assistant
Mycaeri Atkinson
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Haleh Azimi
Senior Research Assistant
Amy E. Brown
Research Associate
Selena Cardona
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Selena Cho
Senior Research Assistant
Hollie Daniels
Research Associate
Jenivee Gastelum
Research Assistant
Reggie Gilliard
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Sarah Griffin
Research Associate
Melissa Herman
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Joe Hille
Research Assistant
Erin Huffer
PEAR Fellow
Serena C. Klempin
Research Associate
Umika Kumar
Senior Research Assistant and Applied Learning Specialist
CJ Libassi
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Andrea Lopez Salazar
Research Associate
Tianshu Ma
Graduate Research Assistant
Jorge Mahecha
Research Associate
Teresita Martinez
Research Assistant
Farzana Matin
Research Assistant
Tia Monahan
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Taylor Myers
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Hanna Nichols
Research Assistant
Astrid Pineda
PEAR Fellow
Julia Raufman
Research Associate
Daniel Sparks
Senior Research Assistant
Jessica Steiger
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Akilah H. Thompson
Research Assistant
Diana Tiburcio
Research Assistant
Tatiana Velasco
Senior Research Assistant
Ellen Wasserman
Senior Research Assistant
Yang "Rachel" Zhou
Senior Research Assistant

Professional Staff

Paul Bisagni
Associate Editor
Amaya Breese
Grants and Contracts Assistant
Emily Ferron
Office Assistant
Elizabeth Ganga
Senior Communications Manager
Linda Hickman
Senior Grants and Contracts Manager
Grazyna Hulacka
Senior Grants and Contract Manager
Mathilda Lombos
Grants and Contracts Associate
Stacie Long
Senior Designer and Web Manager
Sarah Prescott Phillips
Administrative Coordinator