Research Program AssociateIan Ferguson is a Research Program Associate at the Annenberg Institute and a member of the Educational Opportunity in Massachusetts project team. His research interests include Teacher Preparation for Exceptional Learners, disparities in educational opportunities for Students with Disabilities, and policies related to English Learners with disabilities. He holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Analysis from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an Ed.M. in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. While at HGSE, Ian contributed to research aimed at developing teachers’ instructional practices to support equitable academic discussion. His interest in education research is driven by the years he served as a Middle School Special Education Science Teacher in New Jersey.