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, CASTL Read More
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Jason Downer

Professor of Education, CASTL Director Read More
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Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch

Research Associate Professor Read More
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Ann Lhospital

Research Scientist/Consultant Read More
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Megan Stuhlman

Research Scientist/Consultant Read More
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Melissa Smith

Lead Coach Read More

Tara Scott


Caroline Chamberlain

Research Specialist Read More
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Teka Lenahan

Data Specialist

Rinyka Allison


Myra Childs


Sandy Pliskin


Ashley Reid


Kate Matthew

Senior Research Specialist Read More
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Stephanie Adams

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Margaret Magnaye

Project Coordinator Read More

Nica Basuel

Project Associate Read More
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Pilar Alamos

Postdoctoral Research Associate Read More
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Miriam Rushfinn

Project Associate Read More
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Ann Partee

Assistant Research Professor Read More

Elise Rubenstein

Research Manager Read More