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Anne Ricciuti, Deputy Director for Science

Anne Ricciuti

Deputy Director for Science

Dr. Ricciuti was named Deputy Director for Science in July 2007. Ricciuti joined IES in May 2004 as part of the Standards and Review Office, which is responsible for carrying out the scientific peer review process for Institute reports and research grant competitions.

Prior to joining IES, Ricciuti spent 11 years working in the Education and Family Services area of Abt Associates Inc., a research and consulting firm. While there, she had senior technical roles in a number of evaluations of federal programs. She co-directed the third national evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy Program, which included a randomized trial of the impact of the program. She also worked on national evaluations of the Comprehensive Child Development Program, Title I, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Ricciuti received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology at Cornell University, and her master's and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology at the University of Virginia. She has served as a research grant reviewer for the Child Care Bureau of the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Deputy Director for Science is responsible, on behalf of the Director, for liaison with the National Board for Education Sciences. The Deputy Director for Science is responsible for guidance and leadership related to the scientific quality of Institute activities, for special projects and analyses, and for performance evaluation related to the Government Performance and Results Act. The Deputy Director for Science oversees the following unit:

  • Standards and Review Staff, which is responsible for managing the review of Institute reports and other products to ensure that they meet the standards required by the Education Sciences Reform Act and for managing the scientific peer review activities of the Institute.