Elizabeth Albro, Ph.D., is Associate Commissioner of the Teaching and Learning Division of the National Center for Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. She joined IES as an SRCD/AAAS Executive Branch Policy Fellow. Over the past 9 years, Dr. Albro has served as program officer for the Cognition and Student Learning, Reading and Writing Education, and Intervention for Struggling Adolescent and Adult Readers and Writers Research Programs. Prior to coming to the Institute, Dr. Albro was a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Wheaton College, Norton, MA, and in the Department of Education and Child Development at Whittier College, Whittier, CA. She received a B.A. in behavioral sciences, M.A. in social sciences, and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Chicago.