Meet the great minds behind Renaissance research

At Renaissance, we like to say: “Great minds think unalike.” You see it every day in the classroom. We are fortunate enough to see it every day in our research department. Our assessments and innovations emerge from collaborations with leading education researchers and psychometricians across the country.

Research and psychometrics team

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Jon Medin

VP Psychometrics, Research, Learning Sciences and Innovations

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Eric Stickney

VP Research

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Catherine Close

VP Psychometrics

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Annie Asher

Senior Research Analyst

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Amanda Beckler

Lead Research Analyst

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David Butz

Lead Research Analyst

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Edison Choe

Senior Psychometrician

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Lindsay Haas

Senior Research Analyst

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Jieun Lee

Senior Psychometrician

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Heather Nagrocki

Writer/Senior Editor

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Michael Patterson

Senior Researcher

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Julianne Robar

Senior Director

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Adam Wyse


Learning science and analytics team

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John Bielinski

Senior Director of Learning and Science Analytics

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Bruce Bray

Data Science Principal

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Megan Clark

Assessment Research Manager

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Ekaterina Forrester


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Jennifer Reid

Director of Early Reading Assessment Research

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John Walker


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Jason Way

Research Director

Renaissance thought leaders

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Gene Kerns

VP and Chief Academic Officer

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Darice Keating

Senior VP of Government Affairs

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Jan Bryan

VP National Education Officer

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Rachel Brown

Senior Research Associate

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Michelle Hosp

Key Phonics Founder and Director of Foundational Literacy

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Carol Johnson

International Education Officer

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Doris Linville

Director of EL Innovations

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Scott McConnell

Director of Assessment Innovation

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Chastity McFarlan

Director of Content Quality and DEI

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Julie Vogel

VP National Education Officer

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