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Research Collaborators

TERA collaborates with scholars across the nation to conduct rigorous, actionable research on Tennessee education. Senior Research Fellows work with TERA leadership and Affiliates to design and lead work around one of TERA’s primary research strands. Affiliates spearhead studies within their area of expertise and work with Senior Fellows and TERA staff to build a body of knowledge in the research strands. 

Senior Research Fellows

Jason Grissom
Jason Grissom
Vanderbilt University

Gary Henry
Gary Henry
University of Delaware

John Papay
John Papay
Brown University

Research Affiliates
Dale Ballou
Dale Ballou
Vanderbilt University

Brendan Bartanen
Brendan Bartanen
Texas A&M University


Chris Candelaria
Chris Candelaria
Vanderbilt University

Caroline Christopher
Caroline Christopher
Vanderbilt University

Sean Corcoran
Sean Corcoran
Vanderbilt University

Xiu Cravens
Xiu Cravens
Vanderbilt University

Shaun Dougherty
Shaun Dougherty
Vanderbilt University

Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
George Washington University
Ellen Goldring
Ellen Goldring
Vanderbilt University

Heather Hill
Heather Hill
Harvard University

Matthew Kraft
Matthew Kraft
Brown University 

Matthew Ronfeldt
Matthew Ronfeldt
University of Michigan
Mollie Rubin
Mollie Rubin
Vanderbilt University 

Matthew Springer
Matthew Springer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor
Harvard University

Ron Zimmer
Ron Zimmer
University of Kentucky