Corrie Rebecca Klinger, Ph.D., recently joined the faculty at the University of Waikato in New Zealand with over twenty years of university faculty experience in the United States of America, which included tenure as an Associate Professor of Measurement, Evaluation and Policy Studies at a university classified as D/PU: Doctoral/Professional Universities by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. She earned her doctorate from the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky and holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, Learning and Behavior Disorders certification and a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Sociology. Corrie has taught social studies and special education in secondary, middle and primary schools.
Tanisha Garrett is the Principal of Madison Park Academy after serving in the following roles, Assistant Principal for Climate and Culture, History Department Chair, a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, the co-founder and sponsor of the Black Student Union. She is working to complete her doctoral degree in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Tanisha's research seeks to address the ways anti-blackness in public secondary schools has impacted Black liberation. Her research discusses the role education has played to continue the oppression of Black people in the United States. Tanisha holds a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Learning and Behavior Disorders certification.
Man-Wai joined the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in 2015 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Learning Sciences program. Her research focuses on using innovative and interactive digital assessments, such as science laboratory environments and game-based assessments, to measure students’ performance-based skills in the classroom and on standardized tests. An extension of her research with these assessments has led her to studying students’ development of mental models and their associations with socio-emotional variables that enhance assessment performance. Man-Wai approaches her research using a variety of quantitative methods such as such as Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Structural Equation Modeling, and Data Mining.
Justin Fischetti serves as Principal at Charles P. Murray Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Prior to this position, he was an Assistant Principal at John T. Hoggard High School, and a Social Studies teacher at New Hanover High School and Southern Lee High School. He is an alumnus of both the NC Teaching Fellows and NC Principal Fellows programs. He gained both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has presented at the CREATE conference, and is an advocate for the mission of CREATE.
David T. Marshall is an assistant professor of educational research in the College of Education at Auburn University. Current research intersts include the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on K-12 education, charter schools and parental choice, and innovative approaches to teacher preparation. His forthcoming book, COVID-19 and the Classroom: How Schools Navigated the Great Disruption shares social science research on the pandemic's impact on education and serves as a history book documenting what schooling was like during this period. Dr. Marshall currently serves as the Chair of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission. He previously taught middle and high school social studies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Marshall received his Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Rodosky (Bob) earned his Ph.D at the Ohio State University in the area of Curriculum Foundations and Research. His career started as a program evaluator for the Columbus, Ohio Public Schools. From there, he became the Assistant Director of the Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University and then in 1983, was named the Executive Director of the Accountability, Research and Planning Department for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky. After 33 years with the district, he retired as Chief of Data Management, Planning and Program Evaluation.Under Bob's leadership, the department he led provided valid, reliable and useful information in a timely manner to federal, state and local policy makers and school district stakeholders. Over the years, he has held adjunct professor appointments at Western Michigan University, the University of Louisville and Vanderbilt University.