Research, Data and Evaluation Panel

The Research, Data and Evaluation Panel guides the Linked Learning field by advising on research and evaluation priorities, data collection, and the development and revision of certification standards and policy priorities based upon evidence-based practices and data feasibility.

In the areas of research and evaluation, the primary roles of the panel are to guide the research agenda of the Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors, serve as a coordinating platform for research and evaluation initiatives, and advise the Alliance Board and partner entities on research and evaluation contracts to advance collective understanding of effective and necessary Linked Learning standards of practice. With regards to data, the Panel serves an oversight role with the Linked Learning data system, informing the data elements within the system, developing data access and use parameters, and setting criteria for the approval of Linked Learning-related data requests.

Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, Director | Stanford Gardner Center Associate (Chair)
Cynthia Brown, Director, Student Pathways | Porterville Unified School District
David Plank, Executive Director | Policy Analysis for California Education
Katherine Blasik, Assistant Vice President, Research and Evaluation | NAF
Marisa Saunders, Principle Associate |  Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
Roneeta Guha, Senior Researcher | Learning Policy Institute
Tina Ngo Bartel, Director of Business Programs and Research | San Diego Workforce Partnership
Corinne Martinez, Director | CSU Center for the Advancement of Linked Learning
Monica Almond, Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate for Comprehensive High School Reform | Alliance for Excellent Education
Annie Johnson, Coordinator of Public Programs and Principal Investigator | CCASN
Chris McGraw | Bakersfield College
Katherine Blasik, Assistant Vice President of Research and Evaluation | NAF
Miya Warner, Senior Researcher | SRI International
Dr. Joan Bissell, Director | Teacher Education and Public School Programs Office of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Matthew Roberts, Administrator for Vocational Education | California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Cindy Kazanis, Director, Analysis, Measurement & Accountability and Reporting Division. | CDE
Dr. Lisa Catanzarite, Vice President, Research and Evaluation | LA  Area Chamber of Commerce