ABOUT US

The purpose of the SIG is to better understand how research is used to improve education policy and practice, and to foster improvement of dissemination and use of research findings.

To accomplish this mission, the SIG supports a variety of activities, including affiliation with AERA and engagement in research sessions at the annual meeting; facilitating communication amongst its membership; stimulating scholarship in research and disseminating information regarding members’ publications; promoting professional development opportunities and other events for members; and by recognizing contributions of our colleagues working in research use with the annual Research to Practice award.

To learn more about the governance of the RU SIG please refer to our bylaws.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a space where international education researchers, program implementers, and decision makers can work together in their respective professional roles so that, within a diverse and reciprocal environment, there will be better understanding and improved practice.

Our Mission

The purpose of the SIG is to better understand how research is used to improve education policy and practice, and to foster improvement of dissemination and use of research findings.

SIG Officers

Dr. Julie Gray is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership, teaches graduate courses and conducts research on school-related matters.

Julie Gray

Chair

Dr. Kimy Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Stanislaus. Her research interests include Response to Intervention (RTI), reading and math instruction.

Kimy Liu

Assistant Chair

Robert M. Capraro is Co-Director of the Aggie STEM Center and Professor Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University.

Robert M. Capraro

Program Chair

Dr. Daniel Laitsch is the founding director of Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Daniel Laitsch

Secretary
Samantha Shewchuk,  Center for Research in Education and Social Policy

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Dr. Samantha Shewchuk is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Research Use in Education at the University of Delaware. 

Samantha Shewchuk

Treasurer
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