Denver Staff

Stephen Meyer, PhD, Director

Steve is Director of the Denver office of RMC Research with over 25 years of experience conducting research and evaluation in education. Steve serves as a researcher for the Regional Educational Laboratory (Central) at Marzano Research leading research and technical assistance activities in the seven-state region. He leads studies of educator retention, mobility, and attrition…

Stephany Brown, MPA, Senior Research Associate

Stephany is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research and brings to her position 30 years of experience in education, government, nonprofit management, and philanthropy. She is skilled in case study analysis, education policy analysis, instructional audits, needs assessments, project management, qualitative research and evaluation methods, school/district quality reviews and strategic planning, and resource development….

Emma V. Espel, PhD, Senior Research Associate

Emma is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research with expertise including advanced quantitative analysis, innovative, rigorous, and theory-driven research and evaluation, instrument development, protocol development and data collection, and technical assistance. Her expertise in developmental psychology provides a lens through which she studies various educational phenomena ranging from educator preparation, impact studies of new…

Xin Wang, PhD, Senior Research Associate

Xin is a Senior Research Associate at RMC Research and serves as co-principal investigator (co-PI) for two National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects. The first is 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 the second is focused on developing an…

Linda Fredericks, MA, Research Associate

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

Dawn Jaramillo, MA, Research Associate

Dawn is a Research Associate at RMC Research and is highly skilled in logistics and data management, online survey development, project management, qualitative research, quantitative data analysis, and reporting. Dawn contributes to multiple evaluations which have included Arizona and Missouri Learn and Serve, Immersive Jewish Service-Learning, Junior Achievement Academy, NASA funded JUNO educational outreach project…

Robin Jarvis, PhD, Research Associate

Robin is a Research Associate at RMC Research with over 10 years of experience providing professional development, training, and technical assistance to state departments of education and ministries of education in the United States territories and freely associated states. Robin provides management and technical assistance support for the Regional Educational Laboratory (Appalachia). Her work on…

Jennifer Weston-Sementelli, PhD, Research Associate

Jennifer joined RMC Research in Denver (CO) in 2015 as a Research Associate. She brings 11 years of Cognitive Psychology training combined with education research experience. Jennifer’s areas of expertise include advanced quantitative analysis, educational technology, instrument development, literacy strategies, natural language processing, psychometrics, and research methodology. Her responsibilities have included literature reviews, production of…

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