Stephanie M. Cronen
Stephanie Cronen is a managing researcher at AIR. Dr. Cronen’s work during the past 20+ years has focused largely on managing and conducting large-scale research studies, including survey research, experimental studies, and mixed-methods studies in adult education, professional development, and workforce preparation. Currently, she serves as the director of the National Reporting System for Adult Education Support Project for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). Dr. Cronen is also principal investigator for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded CREATE Adult Skills Network and the Teaching Skills That Matter-SkillBlox Instructional Support Pilot.
Previous to these projects, Dr. Cronen directed the National Study of the Implementation of Adult Education Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, administered by IES and funded through OCTAE. She also served as the principal investigator for an IES Researcher-Practitioner Partnership grant to develop and pilot a data-driven decision-making model for adult learning case managers. Dr. Cronen was also the project director on an IES subgrant to AIR through Georgia State University’s Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, and the deputy director for two IES-funded large-scale impact studies in the areas of adult education and professional development.
Ph.D. and M.A., Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., Sociology and Psychology, University of Michigan