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The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans includes an internal team of expert researchers, a National Research Team of experts from across the country, partners within Tulane, and a Board of Advisors that includes local community groups, teacher unions, and local and state government agencies.

Leadership and Staff

Douglas Harris
​Douglas N. Harris Director

Doug is our founding Director, Tulane Professor of Economics, and Schlieder Foundation Chair in Public Education. His research has helped inform and influence national debates over a range of education policies, especially in charter-based school reform, teacher evaluation, accountability, and college access.

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Jamie Carroll
Jamie M. Carroll Senior Research Fellow

Jamie M. Carroll is a Senior Research Fellow at ERA-New Orleans.

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Marco pariguana
Marco Pariguana Postdoctoral Fellow

Marco Pariguana is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans.

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Deanna Allen
Deanna Allen Senior Administrative Program Coordinator

Deanna Allen is our Senior Administrative Program Coordinator, and she manages the office's day-to-day operations, tracks organizational budgets, and coordinates internal communications and meetings.

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Graduate Research Associates

Non-Resident Research Fellows

National Research Team

Zimmer  Ron
Ronald Zimmer National Collaborator

Advisory Board

Institutional Members

  • Adrienne Dixson, United Teachers of New Orleans
  • Caroline Roemer, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
  • Laura Boudreaux, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Todd Battiste, Urban League of Louisiana
  • Peter Davis, Orleans Public Education Network
  • Laura Hawkins, New Schools for New Orleans
  • Mary Garton, New Orleans Public Schools
  • Tia Mills, Louisiana Association of Educators

Individual Members

  • Julie Lause, School Leader Representative (Board Vice Chair)
  • Liz Marcell Williams, Community Member Representative
  • Luis Miron, University Representative (Board Chair)
  • Mckenzie Parkins, Teacher Representative
  • Tory Taylor, Parent Representative


Partner Organizations


Partners at Tulane University