Carnegie Commons Blog

  • July 27, 2018

    Marie Deininger

    By ValC

    Marie joined the Foundation in 2018 as a post-baccalaureate fellow in analytics and collaborative technology. Prior to joining the Foundation, Marie attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where she earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and her Master of Arts in Teaching. During her undergraduate career, Marie worked…

  • October 7, 2016

    Jon Norman

    By Gary Otake

    Jon Norman is an associate in analytics at the Carnegie Foundation. In this role, he supports networked improvement communities through analytics, developmental evaluation, and improvement research. Jon comes to Carnegie from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago where he was a researcher on projects designed to improve the well-being of…

  • September 5, 2014

    Sola Takahashi

    By Sakura Nakahara

    Sola Takahashi is an associate, improvement analytics and measurement development, at the Carnegie Foundation. She explores, learns, and leads the development of measures and analytic systems that support on-the-ground improvement efforts in schools, through close collaboration with educators, improvement science specialists, and research analysts. Her work entails overseeing the life…

  • September 4, 2014

    Melrose Huang

    By Gary Otake

    Melrose Huang is a research analyst at the Carnegie Foundation, where she works with the analytics team to leverage data for programmatic improvement. She provides analytic support to initiatives such as the Carnegie Math Pathways and the Student Agency Improvement Community. Previously, Melrose participated in the Carnegie Foundation’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship…

  • September 4, 2014

    Hiroyuki Yamada

    By Gary Otake

    Hiroyuki Yamada is Carnegie’s director of analytics where he leads the design of an analytics agenda that supports each of the Foundation’s networked improvement communities. Hiro comes to Carnegie from Belkin International, Inc., where he applied his measurement and evaluation skills to consumer research. Previously, he spent 9 years in…

  • August 29, 2014

    Heather Hough

    By Gary Otake

    Heather Hough is an associate in improvement science, leading the improvement work in the Community College Pathways program. Her role includes facilitating faculty innovation teams, conducting rapid analytics to understand and respond to variations in performance, and teaching improvement to others through workshops and coaching. Previously, she was a research…