Dr. Erin Grogan

Executive Director - AP Access and Learning, College Board

About Dr. Erin Grogan

With 15 years of experience leading applied education research teams, Dr. Erin Grogan draws on interdisciplinary research training to implement mixed-methods evaluations focused on understanding how district and school leaders, teachers, and college access personnel support student success. At organizations including KIPP Foundation, College Advising Corps and The New Teacher Project (TNTP), Erin was responsible for developing and implementing multi-year strategic research agendas to inform the organization’s programming and scale-up decisions, while collaborating with external research partners. Her research has generated broader understanding of how to improve college access and investigated preservice teaching, teacher and school leader professional development, and student academic growth with dozens of school districts and state departments of education. She currently serves as Executive Director – AP Access & Learning at College Board, leading the Pre-AP program as well as guiding field research to better understand how high school students experience and build confidence in Advanced Placement courses, and how to build readiness for academic success with teachers and students.

Erin holds a doctorate in education policy from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from Union College. Her research has been published in Developmental Psychology, Education Researcher, Elementary School Journal, and Teaching and Teacher Education, and presented at leading conferences, ranging from the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness to the National College Attainment Network. She was formerly a third-grade teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a charter school administrator in Philadelphia. She has also served in a variety of volunteer roles with organizations providing equine assisted services to people with disabilities.