Our Team

UEPC LEADERSHIP

Andrea Rorrer, Ph.D.

Director
 andrea.rorrer@utah.edu

Andrea Rorrer, Ph.D.

Director
Andrea Rorrer is the Director of the Utah Education Policy Center, the Associate Dean in the College of Education, and Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.
 801-581-4207
 andrea.rorrer@utah.edu

Cori Groth, PH.D.

Associate Director
 cori.groth@utah.edu

Cori Groth, PH.D.

Associate Director
Cori Groth is the Associate Director for the UEPC and assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy . She has experience working closely with local schools and districts to support their school improvement efforts.
 801-581-5177
 cori.groth@utah.edu

Janice Bradley, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Professional Learning
 janice.bradley@utah.edu

Janice Bradley, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Professional Learning
Janice Bradley is a Professional Learning Scholar-Practitioner at the UEPC. She has extensive experience in facilitating teacher and principal professional learning communities, researching mathematics coaching, and consulting and facilitating for systemic change in seven states.
 janice.bradley@utah.edu

Stacy Eddings, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Evaluation
 stacy.eddings@utah.edu

Stacy Eddings, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Evaluation
Stacy Eddings works primarily on evaluations at the UEPC. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Utah. She has been working in the field of program evaluation since 1999.
 801-585-7787
 stacy.eddings@utah.edu

Carol Swenson, M.B.A.

Assistant Director, Business Operations
 carol.swenson@utah.edu

Carol Swenson, M.B.A.

Assistant Director, Business Operations
 801-585-5594
 carol.swenson@utah.edu

RESEARCH STAFF

Paula Espinoza-Wells, M.Ed.

Research Associate
 paula.espinoza@utah.edu

Matthew Pecsok

Data Scientist
 matthew.pecsok@utah.edu

Diana Pounder, Ph.D.

Research Associate
 diana.pounder@utah.edu

Diana Pounder, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Diana Pounder is the former College of Education Dean at the University of Central Arkansas. She has worked as a professor and researcher for over 30 years, after working in public schools for 10 years.
 diana.pounder@utah.edu

Kristen Weissinger, M.S.

Research Associate
 kristen.weissinger@utah.edu

Kristen Weissinger, M.S.

Research Associate
Kristen Weissinger holds a Master's degree from the University of Utah. She assists with survey administration and data collection.
 801-585-7787
 kristen.weissinger@utah.edu

Lisa Wisham, M.Ed.

Research Associate
 lisa.wisham@utah.edu

Faculty Research Associates

Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) Faculty Associates consist of University of Utah faculty members who demonstrate leadership in education and/or educational equity, access, or opportunities  at the local, regional, or national levels and whose work contributes to the mission of the UEPC. Associates work in collaboration with the UEPC on education-related initiatives. Through their scholarly activities and expertise, Associates also help guide UEPC's work and ensure that UEPC follows the latest developments in education.

Yongmei Ni, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Quantitative Methods
 yongmei.ni@utah.edu

Yongmei Ni, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Quantitative Methods
Yongmei Ni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Her research examines school choice and charter schools, school finance, and school effectiveness.
 yongmei.ni@utah.edu

Vicki Park, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Scholar

Yuqing Qiu, M.S.

Research Associate

Yuqing Qiu, M.S.

Research Associate
Yuqing Qiu holds a master degree in Biostatistics and Data Science from Cornell University. Her experience focuses on providing statistical consulting services to research projects.

Irene Yoon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Andrew Redd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Andrew Redd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Andrew earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from Texas A&M University and is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah. Andrew’s research interests include statistical data modeling for surveillance data, complex data models, and reproducible research methods and tools.

Yue Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Yue Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Yue earned his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Southern California and is an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah. Yue has a solid background and work on the broad area of Biostatistics, with specific training and expertise in statistical inference, secondary data analyses, and longitudinal data analysis.

Graduate Assistants

Beam (Adebimpe) Idowu Deji-Olatunde

Graduate Assistant

Kyle Rehn

Graduate Assistant

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