Senior Education Researcher, SRI Education
Mandy Reeve, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience developing policies, initiatives, and research studies related to the creation of a mixed delivery system that leads to high-quality early care and education services for children and families. Reeve is currently a senior technical assistance specialist at SRI International serving as lead technical assistance specialist for the Preschool Development Grants B-5 Technical Assistance Center.
Reeve specializes in managing, planning, and coordinating state system-level policy and program initiatives and serving as a liaison between community stakeholders, state leadership, and research partners. Reeve managed the Race to the Top Early Challenge Grant for the state of Wisconsin, leading a team of staff and leadership from three state departments in simultaneously implementing over 30 early care and education initiatives. Reeve also provided extensive leadership in the development and execution of the work plan for the Preschool Development Grants B-5 for the state of Wisconsin.
Reeve’s research and content expertise include quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), early childhood integrated data systems (ECIDS), early childhood policy including licensing and subsidy, and early literacy. As a lead graduate research assistant for the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRtIEC), Reeve was responsible for all phases of development and evaluation of early literacy screening measures. Reeve has significant experience developing research designs and methodologies that account for the logistics of early childhood education settings as well as methodological rigor and data requirements.
Reeve holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota, specializing in early childhood literacy and early childhood special education, a Master of Science in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.