Ashley Lewis Presser, EDC senior research scientist, brings over 20 years of experience leading pre-K–12 education research and evaluation studies. A well-known principal investigator in the early childhood and STEM education fields, her studies advance knowledge of effective strategies to close opportunity gaps for young people from marginalized communities. She brings extensive expertise leading randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental studies, design-based research, and program evaluation.

Lewis Presser is a member of EDC’s Center for Children and Technology team. Her current research interests include pre-K mathematics and science learning and effective pre-K technology use. She also leads evaluations of informal and formal STEM programs, examines comprehension within various media formats, and explores how digital games promote learning.

Lewis Presser shares her findings in chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, videos, and publications that share strategies to help teachers support children’s computational thinking, science learning, and mathematics learning. She provides tips for families in blog posts (e.g., Family Online Safety Institute, Global Family Research Project).

Lewis Presser holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.