CEDR Researcher Affiliates

John KriegRoddy Theobald
Affiliate Researcher

Roddy Theobald is a former 7th-grade math teacher and currently is a research consultant at AIR. His research at CEDR combines his interest in teaching and public education with his training as a statistician by applying statistical methodology to problems like teacher evaluation and layoffs. Roddy can be reached at roddy.theobald@gmail.com or at 206.543.5253. Curriculum Vitae

James Cowan
Affiliate Researcher

Prior to joining AIR, James was a graduate student in economics at Cornell University. His current work for the center focuses on the evaluation of novice teachers, exploring the relationships among teacher attrition, teacher training programs and teacher licensing requirements, and evaluating the college enrollment effects of high school dual-enrollment programs. James holds a BA from Seattle University. James can be reached at jecowan@gmail.com.

Bingjie Chen
Affiliate Researcher

Prior to joining AIR, Bingjie was a graduate student in Information Management at the University of Washington. She holds a BS in Economics and a MS in Information Management from the University of Washington. Bingjie can be reached at tobjchen@gmail.com.

Jerald HertingJerald Herting
Affiliate Researcher

Dr. Herting is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health (Nursing) and in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington. He has been a long-term member (over 20 years) of the Reconnecting Youth Research Program.

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John KriegJohn Krieg
Affiliate Researcher

Dr. John Krieg is an Associate Professor of Economics at Western Washington University, the Director of Western Washington University´┐Żs Office of Survey Research, and Research Associate at the Critical Junctures Institute.

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Lesley LaveryLesley Lavery
Affiliate Researcher

Lesley Lavery, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Macalester College, is an Affiliate Researcher with CEDR. Lesley's research interests focus on education policy, political behavior, and civic participation.

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Mark LongMark Long
Affiliate Researcher

Mark C. Long is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs. He is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and a Faculty Affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center.

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Mike PumaMike Puma
Affiliate Researcher

Mike Puma has over 35 years of experience in program evaluation having conducted major national studies in K-12 and preschool education, nutrition assistance, income security, and employment and training.

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