Coleridge Initiative

Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Julia Lane


Julia is a cofounder of the Coleridge Initiative and a Professor and a Provostial Fellow at NYU. She is the author or editor of 12 books and over 80 scientific articles. Julia is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Statistical Institute and the American Statistical Association. She is the recipient of the 2014 Julius Shiskin award, the 2014 Roger Herriot award and the 2017 Warren E. Miller Award.

Rayid Ghani


Distinguished Career Professor

Machine Learning Department and Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

Frauke Kreuter


Professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland

Professor, Methods and Statistics, University of Mannheim

Head, Statistical Methods Group, German Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg

Robert Goerge


Robert M. Goerge is a Chapin Hall senior research fellow with more than 35 years of experience in research focused on improving the available data and information on children and families.  He is a member of the Committee on National Statistics. He is also co-chair and co-founder of the International Society for Child Indicators. Goerge received his M.A. and Ph.D. in social policy from The University of Chicago.

Evan Absher


Michael Holland


Michael Holland is the Vice Chancellor, Science Policy & Research Strategies at the University of Pittsburgh. He has a broad range of science policy experience in government and as an academic administrator. His government experience includes serving as Senior Advisor and Staff Director, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; program examiner, Office of Management & Budget (OMB); senior policy analyst, Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP); and Chairman’s designee, Energy Subcommittee, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives.

Senior Staff

John Anner

Chief Operations Officer

Nathan Barrett

Director, Training & Outreach

Ismail Coskun


Julia Lane