Building Bridges, Building the Field: The Improvement Scholars Network

The Improvement Scholars Network is a community of professors, researchers, technical assistance providers, and educational professionals in the US and around the world who are collaborating to build bridges within and between higher education and K-12 public education, all with the aim of building the field of improvement research in education. The ISN was initiated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2018, and it has since expanded to over 400 members. Join us for a lively session to learn about ongoing and future field building initiatives, to network with ISN leaders, and to learn how the ISN can support you in advancing improvement in your classrooms, schools, systems, and communities.


Donald J. Peurach, Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan
David Eddy-Spicer, Professor of Education, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia
Jennifer Lin Russell, Professor and Chair, Educational Foundations, Organizations and Policy, University of Pittsburgh; Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Amanda Datnow, Professor, UCSD
Maritza Lozano, Assistant Professor, California State University
Erin Anderson, Associate Professor, University of Denver
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Clemson University, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Samantha Viano, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University
Erica Van Steenis, PhD, Improvement Scientist
Marisa Cannata, Director, K12 and Higher Education Leadership and Policy (Ed.D.) program