Education, Research & Impact

Our Education, Research & Impact Team, led by Dr. Tia Kim, consists of a team of research scientists, research assistants, and product engagement specialists who build on Committee for Children’s extensive experience in the field of social-emotional learning to develop and continuously improve our programs and products.​

Our researchers translate recent research from the field and the current challenges and needs of classrooms into practical application to ensure every program and product we create promotes the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children. The team is deeply invested in the continuous improvement of our programs and uses research as an aid to these efforts. The Committee for Children research advisory group also provides consultation and guidance to our staff.​

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Tia Kim, PhD

Vice President of Education, Research & Impact

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Sherri Widen, PhD

Research Manager

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Cailin Currie, PhD

Research Scientist

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Tricia Maas, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Kristen Althizer

Research Associate

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Kaylynn Blosser

Research Associate

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Eva Chen

Research Assistant

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Ailsa Kiemle

Product Engagement Specialist

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Pooja Rajanbabu

Research Assistant

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Carrie Thomas, MBA

Product Engagement Manager

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Research Advisory Group