Research Analyst, Peabody Research Institute
Luke Rainey joined PRI in 2015 as a Research Field Collector, and started as a Research Analyst later that year. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Eckerd College and a M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining PRI, Luke worked in curriculum design, research in mathematics and gaming, special education, adult education, and digital media. His research interests are around social inequality in the education system and designing learning environments.
At PRI, Luke is currently working on 2 subprojects of the Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) Network, focused on Pre-K through 2nd grade coherence in mathematics instruction and Pre-K curriculum quality. He was part of a team that designed and implemented a new classroom observation tool to collect data on math instruction across the early grades. He is also working on with the PRI Middle School Follow-Up Study, a longitudinal study which follows math learning trajectories of at-risk students through middle school.