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May 2011

Staff News

Dorothyjean Cratty

Dorothyjean (DJ) Cratty recently joined NCES and will be working with the Secondary Longitudinal Studies and the Statewide Longitudinal Data System. DJ brings to NCES extensive experience collecting, managing, and analyzing large panel survey and administrative data sets and coordinating multiple, large research projects. Prior to joining NCES, DJ conducted microeconomic research as part of a large interdisciplinary team studying many aspects of education at Duke University. At the World Bank, she served as an economist working with policymakers and researchers in many different countries and sectors. DJ has a master's degree in economics from the University of Maryland.

Joy Lesnick

Joy Lesnick recently joined NCEE to work on the What Works Clearinghouse. A former fourth grade teacher, Joy received her doctorate in educational policy from the University of Pennsylvania before heading to Vanderbilt University for an IES postdoctoral fellowship. Prior to arriving in DC, she worked at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where she was the project director for an impact and implementation evaluation of a large randomized controlled trial of a teen pregnancy prevention high school health curriculum. While in Chicago, she also worked at the Consortium on Chicago School Research, most recently on evaluations of comprehensive high school reform strategies, preservice teacher preparation programs, and coaching for new teachers in Chicago Public Schools.