World-class research, analysis
and education experts

We bring the latest statistical methods from the social sciences to the field of education, providing individual schools with a level of expertise normally found only in university studies. We are practitioners, first and foremost, and always keep in mind an understanding of the day-to-day challenges facing teachers and administrators.

 

For the story of how we started, read this post from our blog.

Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. CHAIRMAN / FOUNDER

Dan is a nationally-renowned educational psychologist specializing in the cognitive and emotional development of children and adolescents. He spent 20 years as a researcher and consulting psychologist to independent schools and was a member of the Harvard University faculty from 1985-2010. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles and four books, including the 1999 NY Times bestseller, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. (co-authored with Michael Thompson).

 

Dan’s career has focused on measuring the cognitive, behavioral and academic development of children in prominent research positions such as Co-Director of The Infant Health and Development Program (Children’s Hospital, Boston), Senior Research Associate with the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (Harvard School of Public Health) and Research Associate with the Martha’s Vineyard Child Health Survey (Harvard Medical School).
He lectures widely to parents, educators and mental health professionals and has made numerous national media appearances including The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, and National Public Radio. Read more about him at his author website.


Bill Koteff CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Senior business executive with extensive operational and management experience in leading edge information technology companies; venture capital and start-up experience in high tech. Bill is a graduate of Pomona College, Claremont, CA, with a long history in educational computing.


Steve Buka, Sc.D. EXECUTIVE CHAIR / CO-FOUNDER

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology – Brown University
Steve’s work as an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist investigates the causes, development and prevention of major psychiatric and cognitive disorders. His research findings have been used to promote programs and policies in support of healthy child development and their cognitive and social well-being.

 

With graduate training at the Harvard School of Public Health and Department of Psychology, he has extensive expertise in research methodology and statistical analysis. He directs the New England Family Study, a 50-year longitudinal analysis of 17,000 infants born in 1960, and Brown’s Center for Population Health & Clinical Epidemiology.


Christian Carrasco, M.A. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER / CO-FOUNDER

Christian has almost two decades of experience building technologies and managing teams for private as well as Fortune 500 companies. Prior to EduMetrics, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Gigasecond, a company specializing in cloud computing technologies for the US government and the private sector.

 

He has also founded several startups for which he helped achieve funding and attain profitable exits. He holds a Masters degree in Information Technology from Harvard University. Aside from his professional work, he has volunteered his time and resources to missions organizations, feeding centers, and orphanages throughout the developing world.


Samantha Ricker, M.Ed. Director of Professional Services

Samantha graduated from Merrimack College in 2012 with a BA in psychology, where she concentrated her research on applied cognition and reading comprehension. She received her Master’s Degree in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Boston College in 2013.

 

During this time, Samantha worked as a research assistant at TIMSS and PIRLS, an internationally renowned mathematics and reading assessment, as well as working part time as a Marketing Associate for an education consulting firm. Samantha has notable experience in, and a passion for, assessment development, research design, and marketing for educational products.


Ben Keeler, M.Ed. SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS & MARKETING CONSULTANT

Ben spent eight years as a teacher and coach in independent schools prior to earning his Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011 where he studied moral psychology and development in a self-designed program. Since then, he has expanded his expertise to include survey research design, an understanding of what predicts moral behavior, and innovative methods for assessing character that align with the latest thinking in the field and the needs of schools.

 

In addition to his work with Edumetrics, he is on the leadership team of a boys’ mentoring program, has developed a 25-hour male leadership curriculum for a Boston-area tutoring company and assists with a Harvard research project investigating ethical behavior in adolescents’ romantic relationships.


Bill DiSisto DIRECTOR OF SALES

Bill has 25+ years of experience in Educational Technology sales leadership roles and entrepreneurial vision for technology companies in various stages of development. Prior to his current position he was a Regional Sales Manager at Mimio Interactive Technologies.  He started his career as the Founder and Owner of DiSistoTech, which provided interactive classroom systems and professional development to private and public education. Bill received a BA in Psychology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and his M.Ed from Lesley University.


Elizabeth Harris, M.A. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Elizabeth received her M.A. in Urban Education Policy from Brown University in the Spring of 2014. While earning her Master’s degree, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform on the evaluation of a $3 million i3 grant working to improve family engagement practices. She decided to pursue her Master’s degree because of her experiences as a teaching assistant in the Worcester Public School System while getting her B.A. from Clark University.

 

During her time at Clark, she took a year’s sabbatical and volunteered with Americorps in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she worked as a teacher’s assistant in a public middle school helping forty-five students in eighth grade math and English. She has significant expertise in using qualitative and quantitative methods to improve equitable access to schools for all students regardless of their background and is most passionate about addressing the “school-to-prison pipeline” through her work.


Phillip Posillico MARKET RESEARCH INTERN

Phillip is working towards a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics at Boston College. Through his coursework, he has learned to analyze and report on statistical data and economics trends using statistical software and econometric methods. Phillip comes from a creative background, previously working for a film production company where he provided creative input on projects in development. During his sophomore year, he volunteered at The Work Force Youth Program of The Cambridge Housing Authority where he acted as a tutor and mentor to underprivileged students. This experience piqued his interest in educational research.


Brady Pejerry ENGINEERING MANAGER/ARCHITECT

Anthonny Crespo LEAD MOBILE DEVELOPER

Selin Gomez SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Ratnam Raj Varasala Ruby on Rails Developer