Teachers College, Columbia University

CCRC Leadership

Thomas Brock
Director
Expertise: Program evaluation, guided pathways, developmental education
Susan Bickerstaff
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Expertise: Developmental education, teaching and learning
Nikki Edgecombe
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Developmental education, equity, teaching and learning
Corinne Herlihy
Senior Operations Strategist
Davis Jenkins
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Guided pathways, institutional effectiveness, dual enrollment
Hana Lahr
Senior Research Associate and Program Lead
Expertise: Guided pathways, performance funding
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
Jessica Brathwaite
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Developmental education, equity
Maria S. Cormier
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Workforce development and training
Maggie P. Fay
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: College readiness, developmental education, guided pathways
John Fink
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Guided pathways, transfer, dual enrollment
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 D. Matsudaira
Senior Research Scholar
Expertise: Social mobility, accountability policy, financial aid
Veronica Minaya
Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Developmental education, financial aid, returns to education

Research Staff

Nicolas Acevedo
Graduate Research Assistant
Amy E. Brown
Research Associate
Selena Cardona
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Nicole Cennamo
Research Assistant
Selena Cho
Research Assistant
Cameron Diwa
Research Assistant
Noemi Garibay
Research Assistant
Reggie Gilliard
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Sarah Griffin
Research Associate
Melissa Herman
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Serena C. Klempin
Research Associate
Umika Kumar
Research Assistant
CJ Libassi
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Andrea Lopez Salazar
Research Associate
Tianshu Ma
Graduate Research Assistant
Jorge Mahecha
Senior Research Assistant
Teresita Martinez
Research Assistant
Ava Mateo
Research Assistant
Farzana Matin
Research Assistant
Isabela Munevar
Graduate Research Assistant
Taylor Myers
Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow
Brianna Neal
Research Assistant
Dustin Nguyen
Research Assistant
Astrid Pineda
PEAR Fellow
Julia Raufman
Research Associate
Daniel Sparks
Senior Research Assistant
Akilah H. Thompson
Research Assistant
Tatiana Velasco
Senior Research Assistant
Yang "Rachel" Zhou
Senior Research Assistant

Professional Staff

Amaya Breese
Grants and Contracts Assistant
Elizabeth Ganga
Communications Manager
Hayley Glatter
Communications Associate
Linda Hickman
Senior Grants and Contracts Manager
Grazyna Hulacka
Senior Grants and Contract Manager
Mathilda A. Lombos
Grants and Contracts Associate
Stacie Long
Graphic Designer
Amy Mazzariello
Senior Digital Content Manager
Sarah Prescott Phillips
Administrative Coordinator
Terri Truesdale
Executive Assistant to the Director