Dr. Jennifer E. Carinci, Ed.D., is a Program Director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her project portfolio includes the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Teacher Scholarship Program and investigating innovations in Preservice STEM teacher education.
Dr. Carinci most recently served as the inaugural Director of Research, Innovation, and Data Strategy at the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Given the newness of both the position and the organization, Jennifer’s role involved shaping and implementing an ambitious agenda to advance educator preparation. Previously Jennifer served as an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow with a background as a middle and high school art teacher in Baltimore City.
She has evaluated students, interns, programs, and prospective and current teachers through various research studies at Johns Hopkins, selecting for the Baltimore City Teaching Residency, supervising for UMBC, and as an evaluator for the National Summer Learning Association and the Center for Research and Reform in Education. Through the Graduate Education Internship at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Young Audiences of Maryland’s Teaching Artist Institute, Jennifer has mentored aspiring Baltimore City teachers. Her higher education teaching experience comprises evaluation courses at Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland. Distinctions earned include Maryland Art Education Association’s New Middle School Art Teacher of the Year, Fulbright Teacher Scholar in Greece, Program Chair of the Academic Audit Research in Teacher Education SIG, and past member of the AERA Council. Jennifer holds a B.F.A. in General Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), as well as a Master’s of Science in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Development and Leadership from Johns Hopkins University.