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AERI Alumni and Affiliates

Nancy Koh

Nancy has been affiliated with the earliest AERI projects. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University (TC), and just defended her dissertation proposal in 2011. She served as an assessment coach and field researcher for the Proximal Assessment for Learner Diagnosis (PALD) project at AERI. As an AERI Research Fellow in 2008-09, she also assisted with assessment design and teacher training for the Global Educational Leadership Foundation (tGELF) programme in India and is continuing to support training in assessment and evaluation methods through courses delivered at Teachers College and her work with AERI clients. Ms. Koh's research interests include education policy reforms and assessment and evaluation design, methods and theory. She earned her B.Sc. in Biology from UCLA and her M.Ed. in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Sara Johnson

Sara was affiliated with the AERI team from 2011-12, and is currently involved with the design and content-validation of the HITECH curriculum development project, a collaboration among AERI, the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University and the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University's Medical Center. She is also a member of the coordinating team for the inaugural AERI/TC-ETS Conference to be held at TC in March, 2012. Ms. Johnson is currently an M.S. student in Applied Statistics in the Department of Human Development at TC. She earned her B.S. in Childhood and Special Education at SUNY College at Geneseo, NY. Her research interests include educational curriculum and test development, evaluation, educational policy reforms, and health curriculum and test development and evaluation.

Radhika Iyengar

Radhika Iyengar, Ph.D., was affiliated with AERI since its earliest days, first as a member of the research and evaluation team for the Chemung County School Readiness project and subsequently as a member of the AERI evaluation team for the Global Educational Leadership Foundation (tGELF) programme in India.  She was a Research Fellow with AERI from 2008-09. She received a distinction on her dissertation from the Economics and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University in May, 2011.  Presently, she is the Director of Education, Nigeria Scale-up Initiative at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Her research interests include evaluation of educational programs.

Jennifer Mata

Jennifer Mata, Ed.D., served as a member of the AERI evaluation team for the Chemung County School Readiness  project and Global Educational Leadership Foundation (tGELF) programme in India between 2008-10.  She received her doctorate in Early Childhood Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and presently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Early Childhood, DePaul University.  Her research interests include childhood development, spiritual development, early childhood teacher education, and bilingual education.

Beatrice Bridglall

Beatrice Bridglall, Ed.D., served as a member of the AERI evaluation team for the Global Educational Leadership Foundation (tGELF) programme in India between 2008-10.  She graduated with her Ed.D. degree in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2004-05 and is presently  Assistant Professor of Education, Queens College, City University of New York.  Prior to her current appointment, she was on staff at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College for several years. Her research interests include urban education, international and comparative education, higher education, school reform, and program research and evaluation.