In addition to obtaining a doctorate in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, Dr. Ringstaff completed an Ed.S. in evaluation. She has served as a PI or co-PI on various IES and NSF studies, and has extensive experience evaluating the impact of innovative programs related to STEM. Before coming to WestEd, she worked for 10 years as lead researcher for the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) project, and was responsible for conducting research related to technology integration.
Dr. Ringstaff has published numerous research papers, presented at conferences, and co-authored Teaching With Technology: Creating Student-Centered Classrooms, published by Teachers College Press. She recently published an article about the impact of professional development on K-2 science teaching in the Journal of Science Teacher Education.