Trisha Borman

Dr. Trisha H. Borman is a managing director at AIR. Her expertise is in education research methodology and statistics, and she is deeply knowledgeable and practiced in a range of analytic approaches. Currently, she is principal investigator on two, five year randomized controlled trials of the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) program (a validation, and a scale-up, study), funded by the U.S. Department of Education through Investing in Innovation Grants. She is also principal investigator of a multisite, four year RCT of Descubriendo la Lectura (the Spanish-reconstruction of Reading Recovery), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and several quasi-experimental and experimental studies examining the effects of National Board certification on student and teacher outcomes funded through two Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grants. Previously, she served as principal investigator on a nationwide RCT of the Stock Market Game examining impacts on student and teacher outcomes. She was the lead methodologist and analyst on the Striving Readers RCT in Chicago, and she was the PI on a three-year quasi-experimental longitudinal study examining the immediate and long-term effects of a technology-based early reading program on students in Grades K–6. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Borman worked for Chicago Public Schools and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in experimental psychology from DePaul University.