Brooke Culclasure is the Riley Institute’s Research Director. Dr. Culclasure oversees all research and evaluation projects in the Institute and works closely with the Institute’s Nonprofit Strategic Learning Initiative. Her research interests include Montessori education in the public sector, project-based learning, and innovative education models that support equitable outcomes for all children.
Dr. Culclasure also is a lecturer in the Politics and International Affairs Department at Furman University and an editorial board member for the Journal of Montessori Research. She has had recent publications in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning and the Journal of Montessori Research and recent presentations at the International Montessori Congress and the American Education Research Association annual meeting.
Dr. Culclasure holds master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.