Meet the Team

The AEII initiative is brought to life by a dedicated group of faculty, researchers, and staff from the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia.

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Amanda Williford

Associate Professor, Associate Director for Early Childhood Education, CASTLRead More
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Jason Downer

Professor of Education, CASTL DirectorRead More
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Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch

Research Associate ProfessorRead More
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Ann Lhospital

Research ScientistRead More
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Megan Stuhlman

Research ScientistRead More
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Caitlin Powell

Project AssociateRead More
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Kate Matthew

Senior Research SpecialistRead More
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Melissa Smith

Lead CoachRead More

Shawn Bryant

Lead CoachRead More
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Stephanie Adams

Coach
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Rinyka Allison

Coach

Myra Childs

Coach
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Sandy Pliskin

Coach

Ashley Reid

Coach
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Tara Scott

Coach
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Caroline Chamberlain

Research SpecialistRead More
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Erin Vines

Research SpecialistRead More
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Ryan Kiley

Research SpecialistRead More
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Marianna Lyulchenko

Research SpecialistRead More
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Margaret Magnaye

Project CoordinatorRead More
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Nica Basuel

Project AssociateRead More
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Pilar Alamos

Postdoctoral Research AssociateRead More
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Miriam Rushfinn

Project AssociateRead More
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Ann Partee

Assistant Research ProfessorRead More
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Elise Rubenstein

Research ManagerRead More