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.
Ellen Frede, Ph.D.
Marilou Hyson, Ph.D.
Consultant, Early Childhood Development and Education
Maryland State Department of Education
Minnesota Head Start Association
Michael Lopez, Ph.D.
National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (Abt Associates)
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
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
National Conference of State Legislatures
Tonja Rucker, PhD
National League of Cities
Susan Sandall, PhD
University of Washington
California State University
Alliance for Early Success
Bobbie Weber, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
Oregon Child Care Research Partnership
Jerry West, Ph.D.
Marty Zaslow, Ph.D.