Michelle Cerrone leads research studies and evaluations that deepen understanding of how to harness media and digital technologies to enhance education. An experienced methodologist, she specializes in research design, instrument development, and statistical analysis. Her research interests include teacher development, data-driven decision-making, computational thinking, and early STEM learning.

Cerrone co-leads a National Science Foundation study investigating the design and implementation of engineering and empathy activities in early childhood settings. She has led evaluations for the Apple ConnectED initiative and has co-authored publications on professional development, early STEM learning, and using social media to recruit research participants and strengthen science communications.

Cerrone holds a BS from Cornell University and an MA in Economics and Education from Columbia University. She is a 2018 STELAR Fellow.