Monique M. Chism, Ph.D. is a Vice President for Policy, Practice, and Systems Change at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington D.C. With more than 24 years of experience in education, Dr. Chism is a renowned expert in educational equity, statewide systems of support, supporting effective teachers and leaders, creating safe and healthy schools, and turning around low-performing schools and districts. Prior to joining AIR, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education.