NEWTON, MA | November 9, 2010
Continuing its commitment to provide educators in the region with high quality education research, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), announced that Julie Reed Kochanek has joined the organization as research director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI).
At EDC, Kochanek will develop REL-NEI’s research agenda to better meet the needs of educators and administrators in its large and extremely diverse region, dividing her time between EDC’s corporate headquarters in Newton and its Chicago office.
“We are very pleased to welcome Julie Reed Kochanek to the EDC team,” said Senior Vice President and Learning and Teaching Division Director Joanne P. Brady. “The REL Northeast and Islands is a fast-growing research leader, and we are confident that Julie will help us build on that momentum, putting her vast expertise to use as we continue our mission to provide the best research and tools for practitioners and policymakers.”
Kochanek comes to EDC as a senior research associate for REL Midwest at Learning Point Associates. Prior to that, she was a professor of sociology at Southern Oregon University and lead researcher for its Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Social Services.
Kochanek received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, her master’s degree from UCLA, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization that develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. Visit www.edc.org.
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) is administered by EDC in partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Learning Innovations at WestEd. Visit www.relnei.org.