Dr. Herting is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health (Nursing) and in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington. He has been a long-term member (over 20 years) of the Reconnecting Youth Research Program.
Dr. John Krieg is an Associate Professor of Economics at Western Washington University, the Director of Western Washington University’s Office of Survey Research, and Research Associate at the Critical Junctures Institute.
Lesley Lavery, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Macalester College, is an Affiliate Researcher with CEDR. Lesley's research interests focus on education policy, political behavior, and civic participation.
Mark C. Long is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs. He is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and a Faculty Affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center.
Mike Puma has over 35 years of experience in program evaluation having conducted major national studies in K-12 and preschool education, nutrition assistance, income security, and employment and training.