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Leadership

Erin
Erin O'Hara
Executive Director


Grissom
Jason Grissom
Faculty Director


James
J. Edward Guthrie
Research Associate

Monica
Mónica Hernández
Research Associate
Jessica
Jessica Holter
Research Manager

Urleaka
UrLeaka Newsome
Research Specialist

Colby
Colby Woods
Research Specialist

Susan
Susan Patrick
Postdoctoral Fellow

Pat
Pat Flynn
Graduate Research
Assistant


Youjin
Youjin Chung
Graduate Research Assistant
Steering Committee

TERA is guided by a joint committee representing Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and the Tennessee Department of Education. The steering committee meets regularly to hone the research agenda, discuss methods and findings, and plan dissemination.

Advisory Council

TERA periodically consults with a broad array of Tennessee education stakeholders to get their input and feedback on ongoing research, emerging findings, and dissemination plans. Advisory Council members represent the following organizations:

  • State Board of Education
  • Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
  • Tennessee Education Association
  • The Education Trust
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents
  • Tennessee School Boards Association
  • Governor's Office
  • Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance