Meeting Co-Chairs

IES enlisted the help of three Co-Chairs - Jose Blackorby (CAST, Inc.), Laura Booker (Tennessee Department of Education), and Beth Tipton (Northwestern University) – to provide input and ideas for this year's meeting, particularly with respect to strengthening the connections between research and practice. With their combined experience and expertise in education and special education research, working in/with state and local education agencies, and research methods and statistics, they have provided invaluable suggestions and feedback on the meeting theme, sessions, and speakers. We are grateful for their contribution.

Jose Blackorby

Senior Director of Research and Development,
CAST, Inc.
Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)

Laura Neergaard Booker

Director of Research,
Tennessee Department of Education

Elizabeth "Beth" Tipton

Associate Professor of Statistics,
Northwestern University