Jay Feldman is a program director for Collective Impact in RTI International’s Center for the Evaluation and Study of Educational Equity. Trained as a developmental psychologist, he has worked in K–12 instruction, pedagogy, and curriculum; postsecondary education; disability services, and areas of youth development for more than 25 years.

Although Dr. Feldman’s projects encompass a variety of contexts and foci, a common thread includes a focus on developing equitable practices, interrupting inequity, examining technical and adaptive changes, a focus on collaborative processes, providing just-in-time feedback, and facilitating meaning making sessions to build the capacity of client organizations. He balances a practitioner and researcher perspective, having worked to provide practitioners with the information they need to change the lives of marginalized populations and so ensuring that his research is of practical and immediate value.