Goals of the Research Department
The investigation of the role of aptitudes in education.
Russell E. Burke, Chair, Research Director
Russell E. Burke began working for the Foundation in New Orleans in 1983, and has directed the Houston and Washington, D.C., offices. His relationship with the Research Department began in 1985, and in 2010 he was named Research Director.
David H. Schroeder, Research Manager
David H. Schroeder joined the Research Department
in August 1984. He has a B. S. from the University of Illinois and an M. S. from Colorado State University, as well as an M. A. and Ph. D. in personality psychology from The Johns Hopkins University.
Ashley D. Brown, Researcher
Ashley D. Brown joined the Research Department in September 2018. She earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Kentucky and her PhD in personality and health psychology from Northwestern University. She has conducted, presented, and published research on psychometric methods and on individual differences in personality and ability. At the Foundation, Ashley is interested in working on test validation and on studying the relationships among aptitudes and personality factors.