Education Analytics Board
Education Analytics Board members serve two-year terms and provide strategic guidance and oversight to the organization. Current members of the Board include Deb Lindsey, Robert Meyer, David Steele, and Norman Webb.
Deb Lindsey is the former Director of Assessment at the Wyoming Department of Education. In this position, Deb was responsible for large-scale assessment for the state of Wyoming, including testing required under NCLB as well as state-required assessments of writing and ACT+ series in high school grades, and collaborating with other divisions on school accountability measures. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Research and Assessment for Milwaukee Public Schools where she directed student assessment, research, program evaluation, school improvement planning, professional development, and the district’s data warehouse. Deb retired from public service in October of 2016, and she now resides with her husband in beautiful colonial México.
Rob Meyer is EA’s founder and President. He is a research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also founded the University’s Value-Added Research Center. Dr. Meyer is nationally known for his work on value-added modeling, evaluation methods, and strategic management of human capital. He has worked with school districts and local and state education agencies since the early 1990s to create and implement systems to evaluate and support student growth. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Meyer was awarded a Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship from the Council of Great City Schools in 2007 and received the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research in 2010.
David J. Steele is the former Chief Information and Technology Officer and Project Director for Hillsborough County’s (Florida) Empowering Effective Teachers initiative. Dr. Steele earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Florida, Master of Education at Harvard University, and Ph.D. at the University of South Florida. During his thirty-five year career he served the district as a high school math teacher, assistant principal, International Baccalaureate coordinator, high school principal, and General Director for Secondary Education. As Project Director for the Empowering Effective Teachers program, Dr. Steele was integrally involved in the design and implementation of Hillsborough’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional development systems.
Norman L. Webb is a senior research scientist emeritus for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as a program officer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2010 and 2011. His current principle area of research is evaluation, assessment, and alignment. He served as the principal investigator on a number of projects on evaluations of curriculum and professional development. His academic training was in mathematics and mathematics education. He has conducted studies of the alignment between curriculum standards and assessment for over half of the states. In conducting alignment studies, he has used his Depth-of-Knowledge (DOK) system. He collaborated with William Clune to do embedded research for the Milwaukee public schools from 1998 through 2003.