Amy Busey leads and co-leads initiatives that identify effective strategies to foster students’ data literacy and bridge STEM education research and practice. She brings significant experience in quantitative and qualitative research, strategic dissemination, and promotion of knowledge utilization.
Busey is co-principal investigator (co-PI) of EDC’s CADRE (Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education) initiative. As a member of EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) team, she is co-PI of the Building Insights Through Observation and Streams of Data studies and played a key role in ODI’s Ocean Tracks. Previously, she advanced a regionally focused strategic communication effort to disseminate findings from the National Research Council’s report Successful K–12 STEM Education.
Busey has published findings on data literacy, data visualizations, interactive mobile technologies, gaming and simulation projects, and teacher leader programs. Before joining EDC, she researched kindergarten readiness and infant cognitive development and implemented afterschool technology programs in middle schools.
Busey holds a BS in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.