senior research manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Profile
Over 30 years of successful and progressive experience in teaching, training, consulting, qualitative research, presentation and publication of its results, project management, international collaboration, curriculum development, small and large team leadership.
Skill Highlights
  • Project management
  • Team leadership
  • Research and analysis
  • Self-motivated
  • Staff development and training
  • Cross-cultural communications 
Core Accomplishments
  • Commissioned and managed research projects through the whole cycle which enabled to create an international research community
  • Launced well-received professional development courses for the staff
  • Established and lead the program development research team
  • Successfully taught university students
  • Initiated a self-improvement project for university faculty
  • Collaborated with faculty on research projects
  • Researched how adults learn in the workplace which resulted in eight scholarly publications and 16 conference presentations
  • Used multi-lingual skills to implement an international comparative research 
  • Lead an international child development project resulting in retraining 25% of teachers in the country and a rapid expansion of the child-centered teaching approach and establishing school-based training centers
  • Headed an elementary school resulting in its being rated among the best in the country
  • Reorganized the system of extra-curriculum activities for students in a school that brought the school to the leadership position in this area
Professional Experience
08/2013 to 05/2016
Senior Research Manager Ipsos Culver City, CA,
  • Managed team of 3 Ph.D. professionals
  • Developed and directed program development research 
  • Initiated and managed external research projects
  • Trained colleagues in research methods
  • Initiated collaboration between departments
  • Consulted other colleagues on research design and methods
08/2007 to 07/2013
Assistant Professor of Education Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA,
  • Maintained a teaching load of 3 undergraduate and graduate courses each semester.
  • Challenged and motivated students through in-depth lectures and discussions.
  •  Lectured and communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by leading their practice at schools.
  • Developed and taught graduate classroom and online courses in classroom research.
  • Chaired the Faculty Development Committee and initiated a self-development project. 
  • Served as an Academic Advisor for 8 undergraduate students each year.
  • Initiated research projects and collaborated with colleagues on proposals, published scholarly articles.
  • Served on University and Department committees.  ​
08/2007 to 08/2008
Post-doctoral Fellow City Of Hope Los Angeles, CA,
  • Supervised a graduate research team in implementing a National Science Foundation grant.
  • Developed a science curriculum for Detroit public schools.
  • Organized teacher professional development.
  • Supervised collection and analysis of data on the implementation of the curriculum.
08/2001 to 07/2007
Graduate Student Instructor/Researcher Spectrum Center Corporate Tucson, AZ,
  • Supervised and evaluated student-teachers in their field practice.
  • Taught a weekly seminar for student-teachers.
  • Apprenticed in teaching a course.
  • Collected research data for two research projects.
03/1994 to 07/1999
Project Coordinator (Country Director) Open Society Fund-LT City, STATE,
  • Managed a project budget of $500,000.
  • Defined project deliverables and monitored status of tasks.
  • Drafted action plans and led meetings with different stakeholders to review project status and proposed changes.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to draft project schedules and plans.
  • Monitored costs, timescales and resources used to achieve implementation of a child-centered methodology in the schools across the country
  • Developed slide presentations and other forms of media to present project progress to the executive team. 
  • In collaboration with US faculty, designed and organized teacher workshops and trained 25% teachers in the country.
  • Collaborated with over 15 countries who were part of the network.
  • Organized an international conference for the network countries for over 70 attendees.
08/1986 to 03/1994
School Principal Elementary School 134 City, STATE,
  • Managed a team of 60 educators who worked with 300 children.
  • Created and supervised implementation of developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles.
  • Established a safe play environment for the children in the school and on the playground.
  • Supervised preparation of healthy, well-balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks and suppers for the children.
  • Developed strong professional relationships with parents, teachers, and other colleagues in the school and in the city.
  • Observed teachers in action and supported their development.
  • Introduced an effective system of professional development for teachers.
  • Initiated school participation in an international project with the Egmont Foundation to improve teaching and learning.
  • Organized timely maintenance and renovation of the building and playgrounds.
08/1980 to 07/1984
Teacher and Extra Curricula Activities Organizer Secondary School 8 City, STATE,
  • Taught English as a second language to grades 1-4.
  • Introduced an innovative model of extra curricula activities that involved about 400 students grades 1-8.
  • Organized informative and entertaining student assemblies.
  • Encouraged and advised students individually on developing their talents.
  • Developed and lead the implementation of the school summer camp activities.
Expected in 2008
Ph.D.: Educational Studies
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dissertation - Learning in and from Practice: Opportunities and Implications for Teachers' Informal Learning in Lithuania and the United States.
  • Graduate Certificate in Russian and Eastern European Studies.
Expected in 2004
Ph.D.: Early Childhood Education
University of Siauliai - Siauliai,
Dissertation - Early childhood teacher competencies: Structure, implementation of models and their evaluation.
Expected in 1980
Master of Arts: Humanities/English Linguistics and Literature
Vilnius State University - Vilnius,
Professional Affiliations
  • Since 1999 Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)
  • Since 2002 American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Since 2007 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • Since 2011 Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
  • Since 2012 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  •  Claire, E. (2016). International mindedness as a characteristic of global citizenship education in the International Baccalaureate: How is it defined by and developed in the IB schools in different parts of the world? Revista Española de Educación Comparada (REEC, Spanish Journal of Comparative Education). Special Issue, 28: Global Citizenship Education (GCE): Contested Terrain of Globalizations and Citizenship Education (in press).
  • Claire, E., & Rex, L. A. (2013). Teachers as informal learners: workplace professional learning in the United States and Lithuania. Pedagogies, 8 (1), 1-23.
  • Claire, E. (2012). Workplace learning in informal contexts: Transnational comparison of teacher professional growth in Lithuania and the United States. In Mark Ginsburg (ed.) Preparation, Practice, and Politics of Educators: Problems and Prospects in Comparative Perspective. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Claire, E., & Rex, L. A. (2010). School cultures as contexts for informal teacher learning. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 267-277.
  • Claire, E. (2009). Teachers’ workplace learning within school cultures community in the United States and Lithuania. Journal of Workplace Learning, 21(4), 299-321.
  • Claire, E. (2009). Learning in and from practice: Opportunities and implications for teachers' learning in informal contexts in Lithuania and the United States. Saarbrucken, Germany: Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.
  • Claire, E. (2007). Teachers as learners: Individual aspects of informal professional learning. Teacher Education (Mokytoju Ugdymas), 9, 44-60.
Traveling, photography, gardening, yoga.

Facilitative leadership, student-centered teaching, collaboration, team building, grant writing, instructional methods, curriculum development, research design, qualitative research methods, program development, training, consulting, public speaking, problem solving, project management.

Additional Information

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 School of Education, Health and Human Services Dean's Research and Professional Development Grant.
  • 2006 Summer Research Scholarship, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the University of Michigan.
  • 2005 Summer Research Scholarship, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the University of Michigan.
  • 2004 Spencer Mini-Grant for the dissertational research.
  • 2004 Summer Research Scholarship, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the University of Michigan.
  • 2003 Summer Research Scholarship, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, the University of Michigan.
  • 2002 Research Scholarship, Lithuanian National Science and Research Foundation
  • 2001 Walgreen Fellowship.
  • 1991 Institutional grant to participate in the International Egmont foundation (Denmark) and Open Society fund-Lithuania early childhood development project.

In-Service Professional Development - participated in over 20 workships in the past 10 years. 

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School Attended

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Siauliai
  • Vilnius State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Research Manager
  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Graduate Student Instructor/Researcher
  • Project Coordinator (Country Director)
  • School Principal
  • Teacher and Extra Curricula Activities Organizer


  • Ph.D.
  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Arts

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