CS for All Teachers Support Staff

CS for All Teachers is maintained by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Members of the AIR support team are listed in alphabetical order. Please feel free to contact us for further information. General comments and requests may be sent to CSforallTeachers@air.org.

Jill Bowden Jill Bowdon, PhD, is a senior researcher at AIR. At CS for All Teachers, Jill designs and facilitates a research collaborative and also leads descriptive research to learn more about the CS for All Teachers community. She has expertise in researcher-practitioner-partnerships and in quantitative research design. Prior to joining AIR, Jill earned her PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoc at University of Pennsylvania.  She started her career as a fourth grade teacher.

 

Okori Christopher is currently a project technology specialist at AIR. He joined the CS for All Teachers team in December 2015 and supports all aspects of the website and other technology-related tasks. At AIR, he leads technology support for other projects, including the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS), The National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), and the National Resource Center Healthy Safe Children (NRC). Prior to AIR, Okori worked in different social science services, including social work and mental health. He holds a M.S. in criminal justice, specializing in juveniles, from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. in psychology from Morgan State University. Okori Christopher

 

Blythe Collier

 

Blythe Collier is a research assistant in the Policy, Practice and Systems Change service area at American Institutes for Research (AIR). She joined the CS for All Teachers team in August 2019 to support the planning and development of social media content and to provide technical assistance. Prior to AIR, Blythe served as Leadership Coordinator at San Jose Job Corps, providing young adult trainees with mentorship in management, civic engagement, public speaking and personal development. Blythe received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, with an emphasis on Child, Family & Society.  

 

Victoria Lennon is a senior communication specialist at AIR. She joined CS for All Teachers in August 2018 and supports communications across the community. At AIR, Victoria provides account management, communication planning, communication strategy, materials development, message development, and writing and editing services to a variety of foundation and federal clients. She specializes in engaging communities and networks and collaborating on creative, timely and practical information-sharing. Victoria holds a B.A. in Journalism from Georgia State University. Victoria Lennon

 

 

Feng Liu

Feng Liu, Ph.D., is a researcher at AIR. At CS for All Techers, he helps design a research agenda and identify the data sources and analyses needed to support its implementation. At AIR, Feng serves as a lead research analyst on a number of statewide and nationwide research projects. Feng has extensive experience in research design, statistical modeling and psychometric analysis. He received his Ph.D. specializing in Educational Technology and minoring in Research Evaluation and Methodology from the University of Florida, and has taught Computer Science courses for over 8 years in China.

 

Deirdre Magnan is a Project Technology Associate on the Learning Technologies Team at AIR. She joined the CS for All Teachers team in August 2016 and serves as Task 1 Lead, overseeing community facilitation and leadership. Deirdre has extensive experience in managing webinar productions including scheduling, design, staffing, reporting, and software support. Her work at AIR also includes audio/visual media production and editing, module development, and online communities of practice. Deirdre has expertise in learning management systems and providing technical assistance to external users of data collection tools. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies, Concentration in the Humanities, from Unity College. Deirdre Magnan

 

Maria Payri

Maria Payri is a researcher at AIR’s Center for Survey and Data Science. She has been a part of the CS for All Teachers team since May 2015, providing support on anything website-related as well as leading the research and evaluation activities of the project. Her other work at AIR includes research and evaluation, technical assistance, and survey operations support for various federal and foundation-based contracts. Maria graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid with a combined B.A. and M.A. in psychology, and holds a graduate certificate in political psychology from The George Washington University.

 

Michelle Perry is a researcher at AIR. She has experience in technical assistance and training, as well as integration of web-based learning tools for both K-12 and adult education. Michelle has been working with CS for All Teachers since 2013, providing technical support and guidance to grantees within the community. Since 2015, she has also been managing the social media content and other special projects. Her other work at AIR includes supporting the Intel Teachers Engage online community of practice, taking a leadership role in OCTAE’s National Reporting System for Adult Education Support Project, and providing technical assistance to the LINCS Resource Collection. In the past, Michelle has co-authored or contributed to several documents about connected learning and professional development for K-12 educators. She has also provided technical assistance, training and research support to various youth health and education programs. Michelle P

 

Melissa Rasberry Melissa A. Rasberry, EdD is a senior education consultant at AIR. She serves as the principal investigator for CS for All Teachers, providing guidance on best practices for the virtual community of practice, cultivating collaboration among myriad partners, and maintaining regular communications with representatives from the National Science Foundation. At AIR, Melissa also serves as co-PI on a NSF-funded partnership grant with SRI Education, supporting computer science teachers in improving their assessment literacy, and collaborates on other initiatives aimed at infusing technology into teaching and learning. She holds multiple education degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including a doctorate in educational leadership.

 

Joseph P. Wilson, PhD (“Joey”), co-PI, is currently a senior education consultant at AIR, where he focuses on ensuring all PK-12 students have access to equitable and rigorous computer science education. Joey has worn many hats including high school science teacher, bioengineer, researcher, and STEM education advocate. He is a proud graduate of many fine, public institutions from Kindergarten through PhD, including the University of Florida (Go Gators!), Arizona State University, University of California-San Francisco, and University of California-Berkeley. Joey Wilson