Host, Dr. Audrey Amrein-Beardsley
Dr. Audrey Amrein-Beardsley received her Ph.D. in 2002 from Arizona State University. Awarded tenure in 2010 as Exemplar, she is currently a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Her research interests include educational policy, research methods, and more specifically, high-stakes tests and value-added measurements and systems. In addition, she researches aspects of teacher quality and teacher education. Recently invited to speak before the U.S. Education Senate Committee about the intended and unintended effects of the SAS® Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS®), Dr. Amrein-Beardsley has also been nominated for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Early Career Award.
Steering Committee Member, Dr. David Berliner
Dr. David Berliner is Regents Professor of Education at Arizona State University. He has taught at the Universities of Arizona and Massachusetts, at Teachers College and Stanford University, as well as universities abroad. Dr. Berliner is a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is also the recipient of numerous awards for his distinguished contributions. He is co-author (with B. J. Biddle) of the best seller The Manufactured Crisis, co-author (with Ursula Casanova) of Putting Research to Work, and co-author (with N. L. Gage) of the textbook Educational Psychology, now in its 6th edition. His newest book, Collateral Damage (with Sharon Nichols) is about the corruption of professional educators through high-stakes testing. Dr. Berliner has also authored more than 200 published articles, technical reports, and book chapters.
Steering Committee Member, Dean Carole G. Basile
Dr. Carole G. Basile is Professor and Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University (ASU). Prior to joining ASU, Basile was Dean and Professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). Her academic career has included grants and research related to math and science education, teacher education, community engagement, and environmental education with funding from the Department of Education, the National Governor’s Association, and the National Science Foundation, the National Education Association, and the National Commission for Teaching and America’s Future. She has published numerous articles, books, book chapters, and technical papers in these areas and has received outstanding teaching awards for her ability to teach using experiential learning techniques. Her community work is also extensive, as she has actively partnered with many urban school districts, informal and non-profit community education and social service entities, constituents from business and industry, and workforce and economic development. Also to her credit, she has 12 years experience in business and industry in the areas of sales, management, marketing, and corporate training and development. Research interests include intraprenuership in teacher education, school and community partnerships focused on design and innovation, and integrated models for student learning and success.
Research and Website Manager, Dr. Noelle Paufler
Dr. Noelle A. Paufler received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. As an assistant for Dr. Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, she conducts research and provides technical support for Inside the Academy. Her research interests include educational policy, the communication of educational research and its relative impact on policy, and more specifically in terms of her most recent research, the impact of standards and accountability systems on practitioners in local contexts.
Video Production and Editing, Ken Fagan
Ken Fagan is a videographer, editor, and producer of promotional, documentary, educational, and news programming. Ken began his career freelancing in the motion picture and live television industry before receiving his BA in Broadcast Journalism. He then worked for ten years in the television news industry as a news videotape editor and news photographer. Since 2001, he has been the producer, videographer, and editor on multiple video programs supporting the Arizona State University community. In 2003, he received a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, producing his first half-hour historical documentary. Currently, Ken works for ASU Marketing and Strategic Communications producing news programming and promotional pieces to support the university and as a freelance documentary filmmaker.
Web Development and Support, Robert Kilman
Robert received his MA (Interdisciplinary Studies/Digital Media Technologies) from Arizona State University and BA (Mathematics) from Texas Tech University. He is an Instructional Support Analyst (IT) in Academic Technologies at Arizona State University. In this position, Robert works to design, develop, maintain, advance, and support ASU’s iTunes U private and public podcasting platforms and the associated website to facilitate teaching, learning, and research in higher education and K-12 applications. Supporting partnerships and programs within various departments as ASU and the greater community, Robert designs and produces video, audio, and graphic media. In collaboration with the art group Fidget and author Arthur Sabatini, Robert recently worked on the community-centered multi-media dance and theater performance “Who Walks.”