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Center Team

Kathleen King Thorius, P.h.D.
Executive Director, GLEC Center; Associate Professor, IUPUI School of Education; Editor, Multiple Voices
Seena M. Skelton, P.h.D.
Director of Operations, MAP Center; Editor, Multiple Voices: Disability, Race, and Language Intersections in Special Education
Dr. Tiffany Kyser
Associate Director of Engagement & Partnerships, MAP Center
Dr. Crystal Morton
Associate Director of Research, GLEC Center; Associate Professor, IUPUI School of Education; Equity Fellow, MAP Center
Dr. Amy Sekhar
Assistant Director of Technical Assistance, MAP Center
Andy Fox
Culturally Responsive Program Evaluation Post-Doctoral Fellow
Sophie Richardson
Office Manager, MAP Center
Robin G. Jackson, M.A.
Products Lead, Doctoral Research Assistant
Danielle Durbin
Graduate Research Assistant
Michael Durrett
Graduate Research Assistant
Kathryn Rusnak
Graduate Research Assistant
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Graduate Research Assistant
Ryan Sundeen
Graduate Research Assistant
Katsumy Contreras
Student Administrative Assistant
Karen Hall
Technical Assistance Specialist
Cynthia Mruczek, Ph.D.
Technical Assistance Specialist
Ruthie Payno-Simmons
Technical Assistance Specialist
Mollie Blackburn, P.h.D.
Equity Fellow
Sarah Diem, Ph.D.
Equity Fellow
Taucia Gonzalez, P.h.D.
Equity Fellow
Ted Hamann
Equity Fellow Alum
Equity Fellow
Jamalee Stone, P.h.D.
Equity Fellow Alum
Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D.
Equity Fellow
Bryan Brayboy, Ph.D.
Center Advisor
Arizona State University
Center Advisor
Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Mila Gonzalez
Center Advisor
University of Arizona
Center Advisor
Executive Co-Director
Center for Parent Information & Resources
Muhammad Kahlifa, P.h.D.
Center Advisor
Professor of Educational Administration
The Ohio State University
Steve Linson, M.Ed.
Center Advisor
Director of Student Services
Northeastern Local Schools
Dawn Miller, Ph.D.
Center Advisor
SWIFT Education Center
University of Kansas
Thu Sương Thị Nguyễn, Ph.D.
Center Advisor
Associate Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University
Django Paris
Center Advisor
Professor & Director, Banks Center for Educational Justice
University of Washington College of Education
Anne Parks, Ph.D.
Center Advisor
Supervisor, Achievement and Integration Program
Minnesota Department of Education
Margaret Sandoz
Center Advisor
Niobrara Public Schools
Paulo Tan
Center Advisor
Johns Hopkins University
Lara Trubowitz
Center Advisor
Education Director; Associate Director, National College and University Programs
Anti-Defamation League Midwest
Monica Young, P.h.D.
Center Advisor
Effective Educator Development Technical Assistance Center, AEM Corporation