Chris Minnich grew up in Oregon and attended the University of Washington. After college, he moved back home to start his career. He found a temporary position at the Oregon Department of Education in the early days of No Child Left Behind, the federal legislation that required annual testing. As a result of this early exposure to the issues in education, Chris became passionate about better assessments.
He now serves as Chief Executive Officer of assessment giant NWEA, an organization serving more than 10.7 million students worldwide. Prior to joining NWEA in January 2018, Chris held several key leadership roles in the education industry. Most recently, Chris served as the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington, as well as a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.
Since completing her doctorate from the University of Denver in 2013, Dr. Saran Stewart has produced an impressive record of research, scholarship, and service.
At the core of her research, Saran uses a variety of social science methodologies to critically examine issues in comparative education, decolonizing methodologies, postcolonial theories, critical/inclusive pedagogy, and access and equity issues in higher education. She has worked to question status quo regarding access to educational institutions, resources, and opportunities.
Saran is also the coordinator for the Master in Higher Educational Management Program, and chief editor of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean. She holds a BA in English and International Studies, MBA with honors, MA in International Administration, and PhD in Higher Education.
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