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Administrative Team

  • Lindsey Turner, PhD

    Director/Research Professor

    Lindsey is a Research Professor in the College of Education and the Director of the Center for School & Community Partnerships. She has been on faculty at Boise State University since 2014, founding the Initiative for Healthy Schools and securing funding for local projects. Currently, most of her work is focused on building partnerships with schools to create settings that support the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students and educators.

    Lindsey is a Research Professor in the College of Education and the Director of the Center for School & Community Partnerships. She has been on faculty at Boise State University since 2014, founding the Initiative for Healthy Schools and securing funding for local projects. Currently, most of her work is focused on building partnerships with schools to create settings that support the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students and educators.

  • Abbey Erquiaga

    Associate Director

    Abbey has more than 11 years of experience working within Idaho’s education system, beginning at the Idaho State Department of Education in Federal Programs. She joined the Center in 2014 and ensures pre- and post-award management of all sponsored projects in the Center as well as the COED grant portfolio. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Boise State and will graduate Spring 2021 with a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership.

    Abbey has more than 11 years of experience working within Idaho’s education system, beginning at the Idaho State Department of Education in Federal Programs. She joined the Center in 2014 and ensures pre- and post-award management of all sponsored projects in the Center as well as the COED grant portfolio. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Boise State and will graduate Spring 2021 with a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership.

  • Yliana Villegas

    Management Assistant

    Yliana joined the Center in 2014. Her experience includes more than 12 years of administrative support in academia in the State of Idaho. Yliana supports several programs at the Center, including iSTEM Summer Institute, Summer Academy, International Field Study and other College of Education grants and projects supported by the Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time spectating sports, traveling, enjoying outdoor activities and tackling home improvement projects.

    Yliana joined the Center in 2014. Her experience includes more than 12 years of administrative support in academia in the State of Idaho. Yliana supports several programs at the Center, including iSTEM Summer Institute, Summer Academy, International Field Study and other College of Education grants and projects supported by the Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time spectating sports, traveling, enjoying outdoor activities and tackling home improvement projects.

  • Rachel Swindon

    Administrative Assistant II

    Rachel grew up on the Oregon coast and moved to Boise for college. Rachel supports several programs at the Center, as well as College of Education grants. Her job includes a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities, such as purchasing, contracts and event planning. She met her husband in college and enjoys playing sports, basketball and volleyball in particular, hiking, and hosting barbeques in her backyard.

    Rachel grew up on the Oregon coast and moved to Boise for college. Rachel supports several programs at the Center, as well as College of Education grants. Her job includes a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities, such as purchasing, contracts and event planning. She met her husband in college and enjoys playing sports, basketball and volleyball in particular, hiking, and hosting barbeques in her backyard.

  • David Bridgeman

    Web and Graphic Design Specialist

    David is a junior in the Honors College at Boise State University, and provides web and graphic design services to the Center. He plans to graduate in 2023 with a major in Media Arts. He is also a music fan, and can be found both playing and watching shows around town with his band Downcoast. He hails from Portland, Oregon, and his “Keep Portland Weird” sensibilities have followed him to his current residence in Boise.

    David is a junior in the Honors College at Boise State University, and provides web and graphic design services to the Center. He plans to graduate in 2023 with a major in Media Arts. He is also a music fan, and can be found both playing and watching shows around town with his band Downcoast. He hails from Portland, Oregon, and his “Keep Portland Weird” sensibilities have followed him to his current residence in Boise.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Hannah Calvert, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor

    Hannah is a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Associate Director of the Initiative for Healthy Schools. She is a co-investigator on the RK-12 and WIRES projects. Her work focuses on school-based wellness including physical activity and nutrition, as well as strategies to improve school climate and safety outcomes.

    Hannah is a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Associate Director of the Initiative for Healthy Schools. She is a co-investigator on the RK-12 and WIRES projects. Her work focuses on school-based wellness including physical activity and nutrition, as well as strategies to improve school climate and safety outcomes.

  • Michele Carney, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Michele is an Associate Professor in the College of Education. She is Director of the Regional Math Center and co-PI on the Researching Order of Operations for Teachers (ROOT) project. She is co-PI on the Assessing Disciplinary Attentiveness project.

    Michele is an Associate Professor in the College of Education. She is Director of the Regional Math Center and co-PI on the Researching Order of Operations for Teachers (ROOT) project. She is co-PI on the Assessing Disciplinary Attentiveness project.

  • Joe Champion, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Joe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics. He is PI of the NSF-funded ROOT (Researching Order of Operations for Teachers) project, and Co-Director of the Regional Mathematics Center at Boise State. He also leads the Center’s Summer Academy program for students in grades 3-8.

    Joe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics. He is PI of the NSF-funded ROOT (Researching Order of Operations for Teachers) project, and Co-Director of the Regional Mathematics Center at Boise State. He also leads the Center’s Summer Academy program for students in grades 3-8.

  • Jeremy Ford, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Jeremy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early & Special Education in the College of Education. He developed the Aiding Student Success by Improving Secondary Transition (ASSIST) Lab, which provides an opportunity for Boise State students to be involved with research projects related to improving postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities, including the Postsecondary Rewarding Education is Possible (PREP) Academy.

    Jeremy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early & Special Education in the College of Education. He developed the Aiding Student Success by Improving Secondary Transition (ASSIST) Lab, which provides an opportunity for Boise State students to be involved with research projects related to improving postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities, including the Postsecondary Rewarding Education is Possible (PREP) Academy.

  • Evelyn Johnson, EdD

    Professor

    Evelyn is the Alan and Wendy Pesky Professor of Special Education in the Department of Early and Special Education. She oversees the research agenda at the Lee Pesky Learning Center, which supports students in becoming connected, self-aware, self-determined, strategic and resilient learners.

    Evelyn is the Alan and Wendy Pesky Professor of Special Education in the Department of Early and Special Education. She oversees the research agenda at the Lee Pesky Learning Center, which supports students in becoming connected, self-aware, self-determined, strategic and resilient learners.

  • William Parrett, PhD

    Professor

    Bill is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies. He founded the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies in 1996 and served as the Director until 2020. His nationally and internationally-recognized work in school improvement focuses on children and adolescents who live in poverty.

    Bill is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies. He founded the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies in 1996 and served as the Director until 2020. His nationally and internationally-recognized work in school improvement focuses on children and adolescents who live in poverty.

  • Carl Siebert, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Carl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies. He is also the Director of the Program Evaluation and Research Lab (PEARL) and he is PI of several projects, including research on social-emotional programs for healthy youth development, and program evaluations on early childhood education and school-based mental health supports.

    Carl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies. He is also the Director of the Program Evaluation and Research Lab (PEARL) and he is PI of several projects, including research on social-emotional programs for healthy youth development, and program evaluations on early childhood education and school-based mental health supports.

  • Keith Thiede, PhD

    Associate Dean

    Keith is Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Programs in the College of Education. His primary goals are to help build collaborations between faculty and the educational community. This includes partnering with school districts to write grant proposals, connecting districts with faculty on funded research and evaluation projects, and serving schools through sharing the expertise of our faculty for professional development activities.

    Keith is Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Programs in the College of Education. His primary goals are to help build collaborations between faculty and the educational community. This includes partnering with school districts to write grant proposals, connecting districts with faculty on funded research and evaluation projects, and serving schools through sharing the expertise of our faculty for professional development activities.

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