Erin Stafford, a highly experienced and collaborative researcher and evaluator, advances knowledge of strategies to improve equity in pre-K–12 education, out-of-school time learning, social services, and cultural institutions. She has expertise in virtual education, STEM, evaluation design, technical assistance, stakeholder engagement, project management, qualitative methods, and logic model development.

Stafford leads evaluations of Maker/STEM Education Support for 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Leap into Science, a science and literacy scale-up program. She co-leads a low-cost, short-duration randomized controlled trial and previously served as analytic technical assistance manager for REL Northeast & Islands at EDC.

Stafford has co-authored Professional Experiences of Online Teachers, Online Course Use in Iowa and Wisconsin Public High Schools; An Analysis of Student Engagement Patterns and Online Course Outcomes in Wisconsin; an article in Journal of Online Learning Research; an Afterschool Matters article; and a three-part series on survey methods for educators.

She holds an MA in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University and a BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.