Sarah Beu, Evaluation Specialist
Sarah Beu, MSW, leads several evaluation projects and coordinates professional and student trainings on evaluation skills. She gained evaluation experience at the UM School of Social Work Curtis Center Program Evaluation Group. She also provided technical and evaluation consulting services to national grantees through the Nation Council for Behavioral Health, an organization based out of Washington D.C. Sarah’s interest lie in participatory evaluation designs, data visualization best practices, and quantitative data analysis. Contact Sarah. | View Full Bio >>
Vicki Bigelow, Evaluation Coordinator
Victoria J. Milazzo-Bigelow, PhD, has been the evaluator for the MI-LSAMP and College for Every Student programs since 2010. Prior to completing her doctorate, she spent fourteen years as a college instructor, and seven coordinating, designing, and evaluating teacher education programs. Her interests focus on issues of access and educational improvement. Contact Vicki | View Full Bio >>
Erica Crawford, TLE Engagement and Development Specialist
Erica Crawford serves as an engagement and development specialist for the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER). Her primary responsibilities include user support for the Teaching and Learning Exploratory (TLE) as well as content development for the website. She also provides technical assistance for the TLE, including design and organization of video collections along with customized features for user groups. Contact Erica | View Full Bio >>
Stephen DesJardins, Professor, Evaluation Faculty Lead
Stephen L. DesJardins has nearly 30 years of experience in education research and evaluation. He spent the first 13 years of this tenure as an institutional researcher and policy analyst, working on a wide variety of educational issues and problems. Since joining the faculty ranks, Steve has focused his efforts on the evaluation of educational programs, practices, and policies, always with an eye toward how to improve education for its many and varied stakeholders. View Full Bio >>
Kolby Gadd, Evaluation Specialist
Kolby Gadd serves as an Evaluation Specialist for the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research. For a variety of projects, he leads all aspects of the evaluation process—including set up, data collection, analysis, and reporting—to meet each partner’s needs. Kolby provides expertise in quantitative methods including analysis of longitudinal data and quasi-experimental designs. He has a background in mathematics education and special interest in programs that aim to provide equitable instruction for all K-12 students.
C. Felice Gonzales, Office & Program Manager
Felice Gonzales provides program and administrative support to CEDER’s Managing Director and other CEDER staff and faculty, as well as support for a growing number of ongoing program activities and events. She also has worked for over 10 years in education, first as a school social worker and then as an administrator of special education. Contact Felice.
Cathy Hearn serves as the Bosch Eco+STEM Teacher (BEST) Grant Program Manager at CEDER. Her responsibilities include leading the administration, evaluation, improvement, and scale-up of the BEST Program. She completed her MA in Educational Leadership and Policy at the School of Education in 2017. Cathy’s professional experience spans school-based, nonprofit, policy, evaluation, and research roles, and includes work in international settings.
Chad Heiser works with both the Office of Financial Planning and Management and the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research at the School of Education. His primary responsibility is to provide post-award support for sponsored research for faculty, staff, and research scientists, including monitoring expenses and HR appointments. Contact Chad.
Stephanie Hensel, Research Development Manager
Stephanie works to support and improve pre and post-award activities at the School of Education by finding and communicating funding opportunities to SOE faculty, coordinating the timely submission of proposals, reviewing and interpreting terms and conditions of award documents as needed, and arranging start-up grant administration planning meetings when necessary. Contact Stephanie.
Trish Kraus’ primary responsibilities include providing expert assistance to faculty for pre-award support. Trish works in close collaboration with SOE PIs on budgets and support documentation for their proposal submissions with a variety of sponsors including NSF, NIH, IES, various foundations, and internal UM grant submissions. Trish also collaborates with the post-award team to ensure that SOE sponsored projects meet institutional and federal compliance/oversight regulatory requirements. She works with Chad in the finance office and Stephanie Hensel and Nate in CEDER. Contact Trish.
Nate Phipps, Managing Director
Nate Phipps has worked for over a decade in professional development, as a secondary educator, and most recently in higher education management. As CEDER’s Managing Director, Nate manages CEDER’s work and coordinates new partnership opportunities across CEDER’s design, evaluation, and research strands. He currently serves as Program Manager for the Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship and the Bosch Community Fund’s BE3ST Teacher Grant Program. Nate holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University. If you are interested in working with CEDER, please contact Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Nate | View Full Bio >>
Chris Quintana is a principal investigator in the Center for Highly Interactive Classrooms, Curricula, and Computing in Education (hi-ce), where he focuses on software-based scaffolding for middle school science students, including the development of scaffolded software tools, scaffolding frameworks for software, and learner-centered design processes. View Full Bio >>
Emily serves as the Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship Program Coordinator at CEDER. Her responsibilities include recruiting teacher fellows, supporting teacher professional development in place-based, sustainability-focused education, and evaluating and reporting on program progress. Emily has over 10 years of experience working for environmental nonprofits and extensive experience facilitating place-based education for all ages. She has an MS in Ecological Leadership and Education from the Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley University. View Full Bio >>
Edward A. Silver, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Edward A. Silver teaches and advises graduate students in mathematics education and conducts research related to the teaching and learning of mathematics. He is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. View Full Bio >>
Darin Stockdill, Instructional and Program Design Coordinator
Darin Stockdill, PhD, has over 20 years of experience as an educator and has worked as a substance abuse prevention specialist with youth, a classroom teacher, an education researcher, a teacher educator, and a curriculum developer. As the Instructional and Program Design Coordinator for CEDER, Darin manages a range of instructional design projects and collaborates with other educators to design innovative learning experiences. Contact Darin | View Full Bio >>