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Graduate Students and Alumni

CREO Graduate Students work directly with faculty and each other to advance CREO’s mission, while also gaining valuable experience within the Sociology of Education. These talented men and women share a passion for providing all of America’s children with high-quality educational opportunities. 

Mette Evelyn Bjerre

Mette Evelyn Bjerre

CREO Graduate Student

Deanna Childress

Deanna Childress

CREO Graduate Student

Jacob Dillabaugh

Jacob Dillabaugh

CREO Graduate Student

Brian Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick

CREO Graduate Student

Anna Gabur

Anna Gabur

CREO Graduate Student

Patrick Graff

Patrick Graff

CREO Graduate Student

Velena Hernandez

Velena Hernandez

CREO Graduate Student

Rachel Keynton

Rachel Keynton

CREO Graduate Student

Joy Kim

Joy Kim

CREO Graduate Student

Kayla Knox

Kayla Knox

CREO Graduate Student

Kenya Lee

Kenya Lee

CREO Graduate Student

Amaryst Parks

CREO Graduate Student

Megan Austin, Ph.D.

Megan Austin, Ph.D.

CREO Alumni & Affiliate; Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Elizabeth Covay Minor, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Covay Minor, Ph.D.

CREO Alumni; Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at National Louis University

Kristi Donaldson, Ph.D.

Kristi Donaldson, Ph.D.

CREO Alumni; Postdoctoral Associate in Education Research and Policy, Newark City of Learning Collaborative

Guillermo Montt, Ph.D.

Guillermo Montt, Ph.D.

CREO Alumni; Senior Economist, Research Department of the International Labour Office, Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Nicole Perez, Ph.D.

Nicole Perez, Ph.D.

CREO Affiliate and Alumni

Heather E. Price, Ph.D.

Heather E. Price, Ph.D.

CREO Affiliate; Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies Doctoral Program at Marian University

Jonathan Schwarz, Ph.D.

Jonathan Schwarz, Ph.D.

CREO Affiliate & Alumni

Julie Wernick Dallavis, Ph.D.

Julie Wernick Dallavis, Ph.D.

CREO Alumni & Affiliate, IEI Faculty/Program Evaluation & Research

Joseph Workman, Ph.D.

Joseph Workman, Ph.D.

CREO Alumni; Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Missouri-Kansas City