Research Collaborative Table (RCT)

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (formerly MMEP) is fortunate to work with organizations that want to be part of a multicultural learning collaborative and its transformative process. After 20 years of gathering like-minded experts and agencies – and as the oldest multicultural education collaborative in the state of Minnesota – we have acquired a body of knowledge essential to fostering race equity and excellence in education.

This Research Collaborative Table is comprised of experts in education, research, nonprofit management, and community leadership. The RCT produces MnEEP’s State of Students of Color and American Indian Students report; consults on other research and policy briefs; and most recently drafted research reporting standards for student of color.

We are pleased to acknowledge the following colleagues for their work with the RCT:

Vanessa Abanu University of Minnesota Coordinator, College Collaborations for Field-Based Research

Thandi Chiinze Robbinsdale Area Schools Integration, Equity Admin. Assistant

Rose W. Chu, PhD, Metro State University Interim Dean, School of Urban Education

Joe Curiel Minnesota Department of Education Results Measurement Specialist

Marcellus Davis Robbinsdale Area Schools Program Director Office of Integration, Equity and American Indian Education

Dr. Rachel Endo Hamline University Professor & Department Chair of Teacher Education

Hector Garcia Chicano Latino Affairs Council hgarcia.html

Nadine Haley, PhD Metropolitan State University Associate Professor and Department Chair, Urban Education, Metro State University

David Heistad, PhD Bloomington Public Schools Article “Achievement Gap Trends in Minnesota and Minneapolis Public Schools”

Brett Grant Voices For Racial Justice Director of Research and Policy

Thel Kocher, PhD Walden University

Melissa Kwon, PhD Independent Research Consultant Research Associate, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)

Jonathan May Generation Next Director of Data & Research

Joey Novacheck Minnesota Historical Society Associate, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Louis Porter President, LPII Communication & Development

Michael C. Rodriguez, PhD University of Minnesota Professor and Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development (CEHD)

Nichole Sorenson Office of Higher Education Research Analyst, Research & Policy Dept

Adosh Unni Minnesota Department of Education Director of Government Relations