Presenters for "CIES 2019 Annual Meeting"


Amber Gove

Director, Research

Amber Gove, PhD, is focused on the development of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), a system-level diagnostic for understanding students' foundation skills in reading.


Benjamin Piper

Senior Director, Africa Education

Dr. Benjamin Piper is the Chief of Party of the Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative, a research program designed to test low-cost and scalable approaches to improving reading and mathematics outcomes in Kenya


Carmen Strigel

Director, ICT for Education and Training

Carmen Strigel’s work in RTI’s International Development Group strengthens efforts in areas such as education, workforce development, governance, policy making, stakeholder collaboration, and capacity building by leveraging the potential of...


Catherine Henny

Early Childhood Curriculum Development Specialist

Catherine Henny is an early childhood development specialist with experience including classroom teaching, qualitative research, and work in the international nonprofit sector.


Elizabeth Randolph

Senior Education Research Analyst

Elizabeth Randolph, PhD, has 26 years of experience in applied research and statistics in the education and health fields, 23 of which have been in developing countries. She works within our International Development Group: International...


Jennae Bulat

Director, Teaching and Learning

Jennae Bulat, PhD, has a strong commitment to learning across all populations, particularly among at-risk populations such as girls and children with special needs. She is experienced in managing and designing projects of all sizes and in...


Joseph DeStefano

Director, Policy, Systems & Governance

Joseph DeStefano has 30 years of experience with a full range of K-12 education issues, including teacher policy, teacher professional development, early grade reading assessment, school-community relations, education system finance, EMIS, and...


Katherine Merseth King

Director, Early Childhood Development

Katherine Merseth King leads the International Development Group’s practice in Early Childhood Development (ECD). She designs programs, builds institutional partnerships, and sets the long-term strategic vision for RTI’s work in the field of...


Luis A. Crouch

Senior Economist, International Development Group

Luis Crouch, PhD, is a recognized international leader in providing high-level advice to governments involved in complex educational systems change


Matthew Jukes

Fellow, Education and Evaluation

Matthew Jukes is an expert in evaluation, international education, and child development. He has two decades of academic and professional experience in evaluating education projects, particularly in early-grade literacy interventions and the...