As a senior director at McREL, Andrea designs research and evaluation studies, conducts qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, develops and validates instruments, writes reports, and manages projects. She participates in randomized controlled trials and researches issues related to rural schools. Prior to joining McREL, Andrea spent two years as a teacher, four years as a designer of distance learning programs, and one year working with rural schools on authentic mathematics activities. She has published articles in the Journal of Experimental Education, the Journal of Research in Rural Education, The Rural Educator, and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Andrea holds an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Oklahoma City University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the University of Oklahoma.