Denver Staff

Dawn Jaramillo – Research Associate

Ms. Dawn Jaramillo is a Research Associate at RMC Research. She is highly skilled in qualitative research and analysis, reporting, project management, online survey development, logistics and data management, and quantitative analysis.

Ms. Linda Fredericks ‒ Research Associate

Ms. Fredericks, a Research Associate at RMC Research, has more than 30 years of experience in education, research, and administration. She is skilled in qualitative research and evaluation methods, project management, writing, and school-community collaborations. She presently serves as project manager for evaluations of the Lakota Language Project and AmeriCorps Program at Red Cloud Indian…

Dr. Judith Northup – Senior Research Associate

Dr. Judy Northup is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research Corporation in Denver, Colorado. She has worked in educational research, evaluation, and policy for over 29 years.  She is skilled in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methodologies and design, advanced statistical analyses, needs assessment, and project management. She has conducted work in the…

Dr. Emma V. Espel ‒ Senior Research Associate

Emma V. Espel, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate at RMC with expertise including innovative, rigorous, and theory-driven research and evaluation, advanced quantitative analysis, instrument development, qualitative approaches including protocol development and data collection, and technical assistance. Dr. Espel is a co-PI with the Regional Educational Laboratories- Central (REL-Central), leading projects focused on research and…

Dr. Stephen J. Meyer – Senior Research Associate

Stephen Meyer is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research with over 20 years of experience conducting research and evaluation in education. Currently, Dr. Meyer serves as a researcher for Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Central at Marzano Research leading research and technical assistance activities in the 7-state region. Dr. Meyer leads a study of rural…

Dr. Shelley H. Billig – Vice President

Shelley Billig, Ph.D., is the Vice President of RMC Research Corporation in Denver, Colorado. She serves as Principal Investigator of several national, state, and local research and evaluation projects, is Associate Director of the Central Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Central) which is a partnership between RMC Research and Marzano Research and Augenblick Palaich & Associates…

Stephany Brown ‒ Senior Research Associate

Stephany Brown is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research and brings to her position 27 years of experience in education, government, philanthropy, and nonprofit management. She is skilled in qualitative research and evaluation methods, case study analysis, school/district quality reviews and instructional audits, education policy analysis, needs assessments, strategic planning, project management, and resource…

Dr. Dan Jesse – Senior Research Associate

Dan Jesse, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research Corporation in Denver, Colorado. He is the Principal Investigator of the Native American Education Research Alliance at REL Central, where he works with regional stakeholders to improve American Indian/Alaska Native achievement. Dr. Jesse is the associate Director of the West Comprehensive Center at WestEd…

Dr. Jennifer L. Weston-Sementelli ‒ Research Associate

Jennifer Weston-Sementelli, Ph.D.,  joined RMC Research in Denver, Colorado in 2015 as a Research Associate. She brings 11 years of Cognitive Psychology training combined with education research experience. Her areas of expertise include research methodology, advanced quantitative analysis, instrument development, psychometrics, literacy strategies, educational technology, self-efficacy, and natural language processing. Her responsibilities at RMC Research…

Dr. Xin Wang ‒ Research Associate

Xin Wang, Ph.D., joined RMC Research as a Research Associate in 2012. She currently serves as co-principal investigator for two NSF funded projects: a DRK-12 project: Student-Adaptive Pedagogy for Elementary Teachers: Promoting Multiplicative and Fractional Reasoning to Improve Students’ Preparedness for Middle School Mathematics (AdPed) and innovative computer simulation environment to facilitate learning of biology…

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