National Center on the Use of Emerging Technologies to Improve Literacy Achievement for Students with Disabilities in Middle School

Staff

Leadership Team

Headshot of David RoseDavid Rose, Ed.D., Co-Principal Investigator (CAST), has oversight responsibility for the project’s development and research program.  He is responsible for developing content partnerships as well as the scale and sustainability plan.  He ensures the overall quality of the project and is responsible for grooming the project’s mission and vision.

 

Head shot of Ted HasselbringTed Hasselbring, Ed.D., Co-Principal Investigator (Vanderbilt University), is managing relationships with CAST, including oversight of the sub-award budget and staff.  He is responsible primarily for developing content partnerships and managing the project’s relationship with Scholastic.  He participates in project design and development efforts and is responsible for the development of the project’s scale and sustainability plan along with David Rose.

Head shot of Samantha DaleySamantha Daley, Ed.D., Co-Project Director (CAST), is responsible for ensuring the project adheres to the established research design and implementation plan.  She also coordinates the relationship with the project’s external evaluator in collaboration with the Project Director.

Head shot of Gabbie SchlichtmannGabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Ed.D., Co-Project Director (CAST), is overseeing the day-to-day work of the project and is responsible for operationalizing the project's mission, vision, and theory of change within the project’s design, development, and research.  She is also responsible for fiscal and staffing management, reporting, partnership relations, meeting deliverables relative to the timeline, and dissemination.

Head shot of Linda ButlerLinda Butler, Project Manager/Prototype Manager (CAST), is managing the development of Udio, serving as the bridge between instructional design, interaction design, content development, and technical development.

Head shot of Alyssa BoucherAlyssa Boucher, Ph.D., Partnership Manager (CAST), is managing efforts to recruit content partners for Udio in alignment with the Center’s goals for scaling and sustainability.

Udio Development Team

Head shot of Kim DucharmeKim Ducharme, BFA, Lead Design, is responsible for the project’s visual and user-experience design.  She interfaces with instructional design and technical personnel to iteratively develop and test the Udio environment so that it is interactive, flexible, and accessible for individual learners.

Head shot of Boris GoldowskyBoris Goldowsky, Ph.D., Lead Technical, is responsible for implementation of the technical design and development of the Udio environment in close collaboration with the Director of Design.

Head shot of Garron HillaireGarron Hillaire, Ed. M., Software Architect, is the lead programmer ensuring that all technology developed for this project meets both instructional and technical specifications.

Udio Research and Instructional Design Team

Head shot of Christina BoschChristina Bosch, M.Ed., Instructional Designer, is responsible for developing UDL scaffolds and supports.  She contributes to the research team by observing and collecting data in participating classrooms.   

Head shot of Peggy CoyneMargaret (Peggy) Coyne, Ed.D., Research, is responsible for the implementation of the project’s research agenda in schools in coordination with Samantha Daley.  She is also responsible for implementing exploratory research on the program with adolescents with low-incidence disabilities in collaboration.

Head shot of Graham GardnerGraham Gardner, BA, Research, is responsible for coordinating and implementing the project’s formative research program in coordination with Samantha Daley.  He also contributes to Udio’s instructional design, especially in the area of media.

Head shot of Miriam TillingerMiriam Evans, Ph.D., Lead Content, is leading the Center’s efforts to effectively integrate published content from partners into the Udio environment.  She is responsible for implementing exploratory research on the program with adolescents with low-incidence disabilities.

Head shot of Kristin RobinsonKristin Robinson, M.Phil., Instructional Designer, is responsible for developing UDL scaffolds and supports. She contributes to the research team by observing and collecting data in participating classrooms.

Susan Kingston, BS, is providing administrative support to the Center’s Project Co-Directors, including scheduling of meetings and travel, note taking, and communications across the project as a whole.

Research Assistants.  CAST is utilizing the expertise of several in-house research assistants with expertise in literacy, research methodologies, data collection, and analysis.