Nora Gannon-Slater, M.Ed

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nora Gannon-Slater, a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology (QUERIES division), studies educational evaluation, assessment and, accountability. Her current work includes research assistant for the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Research (CREA) and evaluator for the Education Justice Project (www.educationjusticeproject.net).  Nora's professional experience also includes independent consultant work in research and evaluation, research analyst for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and, evaluator for the Illinois Assessment Consequences Evaluation (IACE).  Nora's dissertation is investigating high school science teachers' instructional decision-making and examining how evidence-based decision-making should be addressed in teacher preparation.