Education Researcher, SRI Education
Anandita Krishnamachari, PhD, has methodological expertise in research design, program evaluation, implementation science and advanced quantitative methods. Her work spans multiple policy areas, including teacher preparation and professional development, accountability policy, special education research and social and emotional learning research.
At Sri, Krishnamachari is involved in studies on topics such as data management, quantitative analyses and measurement research. Her current projects focus on coaching to improve teacher practices, employability skills, social and emotional skills, computational and instructional thinking, and patterns of education funding among school districts and states.
Before joining SRI, Krishnamachari was a research scientist at EdPolicyWorks at the University of Virginia and a data and policy fellow at the Achievement First Charter Network in New York. She also worked with Operation Public Education, a nonprofit research organization based at the University of Pennsylvania.
Krishnamachari holds a PhD in research, statistics and evaluation from the University of Virginia and an MS in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a BA in sociology from the University of Madras in Chennai, India.
- Implementation Study of CoolThink@JC Scaling
- Project GOALS (Greater Opportunities to Advance Lifelong Success): A Research Collaborative for Building STEM Tech Employability Skills
- Integrating Social Emotional Learning with Rigorous Academic Content in a Whole-School Professional Learning Model
- Scaling Up Instructional Coaching in Rural and Urban Settings
- Evaluation of Skills for Secondary School Success (4S)
- Uses of Federal Education Funds Study
*Publications prior to joining SRI International.