SABES Team

Project Leadership Team

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Michael Falk, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator (PI), JHU Whiting School of Engineering

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Carolyn Parker, Ph.D.

Co-PI, JHU School of Education

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Yolanda Abel, Ed.D.

Co-PI, JHU School of Education

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Ekaterina (Katya) Denisova, Ph.D.,
Principal Investigator, Baltimore City Public Schools
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JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Center for Educational Outreach


Project Staff

  • Alisha Sparks, Program Manager
  • William Lyoo, Program Coordinator
  • Admon Alexander, Ed.D., Instructional Coach
  • Emily Callahan, Instructional Coach
  • Devin Canaday, Instructional Coach
  • Iesha Pankey, Instructional Coach
  • Terrell Reid, Instructional Coach
  • Abigail Ritter, Instructional Coach
  • Ivy McNeil, Instructional Coach
  • Faith Connolly, Ph.D., BERC Executive Director
  • Stephanie D’Souza, PhD Student, Sociology
  • Rebeca Gamez, PhD Student, Education
  • Jeffrey Grigg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Susan Harper, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Researcher
  • David McKinney, PhD Student, Education
  • Charlie Mitchell, PhD Student, Sociology
  • Darius Alix-Williams, PhD Student, Material Sciences

External Evaluator

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Kavita Mittapalli

MN Associates Inc.


National Advisory Board Members

  • Christine Broadbridge, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Cory A. Buxton, University of Georgia
  • Brenda Capobianco, Purdue University
  • Linda Eberhart, Baltimore City Public Schools (Retired)
  • Susan Hoban, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Ted Imes, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Janice Koch, Hofstra University (Professor Emeritus)
  • Michael Marder, University of Texas, Austin
  • Glenda Prime, Morgan State University
  • Jonathan Rondeau, Family League of Baltimore
  • Mavis Sanders, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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