Kevin Levay is NCTR’s Associate Director of Research and Evaluation. Kevin joined NCTR in 2020. In this role, he supports NCTR and partner programs in collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to demonstrate and enhance the effectiveness of teacher residencies. Prior to joining NCTR, Kevin worked as a researcher at the FrameWorks Institute, where he developed communications strategies to support the non-profit sector in building public understanding of social and scientific issues, including informal STEM learning, early math learning, and academic motivation. As a political scientist, he has conducted research on the effects of race, class, and gender on public opinion toward the use of punishment in the U.S. criminal justice and education systems, and has assisted with teaching undergraduate courses on U.S. politics and research methodology at Northwestern University.