Elizabeth DeCoster was a Graduate Research Associate at the center, and received her Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies with a concentration in Information and Diverse Populations in May 2011. She worked on the Gates Public Access Computing Benchmarking Project and the Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study.
Kerry Dhakal served as a Graduate Research Associate CLII/iPAC. She is currently a staff member of the Reference and Web Services section of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and is pursuing a Masters degree in Library Science at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. Ms. Dhakal also has over eight years experience in evaluation consulting and social science research, as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology (MAA). She contributed to the E-government Partnerships and the Locating Information Resources projects.
Dr. Ann Ryu Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the University of Maryland’s College of Education and a faculty member in the UMD Center for Mathematics Education. Dr. Edwards earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and was a fellow in the National Science Foundation Diversity in Mathematics Education Center for Learning and Teaching. Her research focuses on mathematics teacher learning and development, equity in mathematics education, and social/interactional processes of cognition and learning. She is particularly interested in policies and practices that promote equitable mathematics teaching in urban school contexts and for traditionally underserved populations of students. She is currently a Board Member of the Research in Mathematics Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association.