HERC’s team of trained and committed research and administrative professionals conduct work centered on improving outcomes and providing equitable educational opportunities for students in the Houston area and beyond.

Ruth N. López Turley
Ruth N. López Turley

HERC Director | Professor, Department of Sociology | Kinder Institute for Urban Research Associate Director | National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships Founder | Rice University

Terri Arellano
Terri Arellano

Associate Director of Finance and Administration


Erin Baumgartner
Erin Baumgartner

Associate Director of HISD Research and Relations


Daniel J. Potter
Daniel Potter

Associate Director of Regional Research

Nehemiah Ankoor
Nehemiah Ankoor

Program and Community Engagement Manager


Arania Archoleka
Arania Archoleka

Program Administrator


Katharine Bao
Katharine Bao

Research Analyst

Lizzy Cashiola
Lizzy Cashiola

Research Scientist


Camila Cigarroa Kennedy
Camila Cigarroa Kennedy

Junior Research Analyst


Megan Dillingham
Megan Dillingham

Communications and Development Manager

Shauna Dunn
Shauna Dunn

Senior Program Manager


Patrick Gill
Patrick Gill

Research Analyst


Brian Holzman
Brian Holzman

Research Scientist

Kanchanah Kannathass
Kanchanah Kannathass

Data Manager


Jasmin Lee
Jasmin Lee

Ph.D. Candidate


Bethany Lewis
Bethany Lewis

Ph.D. Candidate

Hao Mao
Hao Ma

Research Analyst



Gabriela Sánchez-Soto
Gabriela Sánchez-Soto

Research Scientist

Kenneth Stice
Kenneth Stice

Junior Research Analyst


Kori J. Stroub
Kori Stroub

Research Scientist


Julia Szabo
Julia Szabo

Ph.D. Candidate

Tori Thomas
Tori Thomas

Research Analyst


Courtney Thrash
Courtney Thrash

Research Analyst


Amanda Valenta
Amanda Valenta

Research Grant Writer, Houston Education Research Consortium, Kinder Institute of Urban Research, National Network of Research-Practice Partnerships

Jessica N. Vasan
Jessica Vasan

Research Manager, Department of Research and Accountability, Houston Independent School District


Ming Yin
Ming Yin

Research Analyst

Daniel Bowen
Daniel Bowen

Research Affiliate | Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University


Flávio Cunha
Flávio Cunha

Research Affiliate | Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University


Anna Rhodes
Anna Rhodes

Research Affiliate | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Rice University

Dara Shifrer
Dara Shifrer

Research Affiliate | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Portland State University

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Advisory Board

The HERC Advisory Board provides direction and guidance through their support of HERC’s mission – ensuring current projects are addressing the immediate needs of area students, teachers, administrators and schools.

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Research Working Board

HERC’s working board of local leaders are tasked with developing, monitoring and utilizing our research to improve outcomes for area students and schools.

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Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
(Weekdays)

713-348-2532
herc@rice.edu

HERC is a program of the
Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Mailing Address

Rice University | HERC
6100 Main Street, MS-258
Houston, TX 77005
 

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Physical address

Kraft Hall - Suite 378
6100 Main Street  
Houston, TX 77005 
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