Advisory Council

Members of the Research Connections Advisory Council represent the breadth of the field of child care and early education research, policy, and practice. Together, they offer a wide range of expertise in support of Research Connections.

The Research Connections Steering Committee regularly seeks the Advisory Council's input and review for plans to build the collection of research reports, add to the archive of research data sets, develop syntheses to address research and policy questions, and create collaborative opportunities to bring researchers and policy makers together. Council members are listed below.

Gina Adams
Urban Institute

Ellen Frede, Ph.D.
Independent Consultant

Marilou Hyson, Ph.D.
Consultant, Early Childhood Development and Education

Iheoma Iruka
Buffet Institute

Elizabeth Kelley
Maryland State Department of Education

Gayle Kelly
Executive Director
Minnesota Head Start Association

Michael Lopez, Ph.D.
National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (Abt Associates)

Jennifer Louis
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Jana Martella
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

Maria Mayoral
Zero to Three

Robert H. McDonald
Library Technologies Indiana University

Janice M. Molnar, Ph.D.
Division of Child Care Services, New York State Office of Children & Family Services

Julie Poppe
National Conference of State Legislatures

Tonja Rucker, PhD
National League of Cities

Susan Sandall, PhD
University of Washington

Holli Tonyan
California State University

Albert Wat
Alliance for Early Success

Bobbie Weber, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
Oregon Child Care Research Partnership

Jerry West, Ph.D.

Marty Zaslow, Ph.D.
Child Trends