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Learn about the people of WIDA

WIDA's diverse staff hail from around the world to around the corner. A number of our researchers and developers are nationally known experts in the fields of language development, education policy and psychometrics. Many of our professional staff are former teachers themselves, or have personal or career backgrounds in language arts or linguistics. What all WIDA staff have in common is a shared commitment to social justice for linguistically and culturally diverse children.

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Rosalie Grant

Assistant Scientist
Phone:
(608) 890-3140
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Ruslana Westerlund

Associate Researcher
Phone:
(608) 262-5315
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Research, Policy and Evaluation

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Cathlin Foy

Research Administrator
Phone:
(608) 263-1564
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Daniella Molle

Associate Researcher
Phone:
(608) 265-3768
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Narek Sahakyan

Associate Researcher
Phone:
(608) 263-4827
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Sarah Ryan

Research Director
Phone:
(608) 262-2971
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