Dr. Ruddy’s domestic and international experience includes research, policy analysis, and evaluation of education systems emphasizing school environments and higher education using mixed methods approaches. In her role as CEEP's director of education policy, Dr. Ruddy has coordinated policy-related activities that promote high-quality information about P–20 education used by the general public, education community, and policymakers. This work engages researchers to examine policy and conduct research to inform practice. Dr. Ruddy has led a number of dissemination activities including presenting findings via print and visual media, communicating with media representatives and state and local education stakeholders, developing policy briefs, and identifying novel ways to convey complex information in a manner consistent with CEEP’s mission. As senior research associate, Dr. Ruddy serves as a research faculty member responsible for leading local, state, national, and international research and evaluation projects; developing grants and contracts; and, facilitating interactions with clients and affiliated organizations.
Dr. Ruddy holds a Ph.D. with an emphasis in international and comparative educational policy from Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia), a Masters of Educational Administration with an emphasis in educational policy from the University of Western Australia, and a B.Ed. from Edith Cowan University (Perth, Western Australia).