Applied Science for Education and Community Partners
Using science for the improvement of outcomes
ASEC partners with those who seek to improve the quality of support to children's development and learning, as well as the quality of the communities in which they grow. The mission of ASEC is to blend the methods and knowledge of the research community with applied projects and initiatives for improved outcomes.
ASEC works with universities, strategic consulting firms, and nonprofits on projects at the local, state and national level. Long-standing relationships include those with the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia, The Children's Health Center at the University of Texas, The Loop Center for Social and Emotional Development, Communitas Consulting, the Core Knowledge Foundation, and the Virginia Mentorship Initiaitve (Dr. McGinty is a board member). Dr. McGinty has also taken an active role in support of the Ron Brown Scholarship program and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia.
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Dr. Anita McGinty, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the principal of ASEC Advisory, Applied Science for Education and Community Partners (established in 2015).
Dr. McGinty holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia. She is interested in the quality of education and community environments as a mechanism for supporting the development and healthy outcomes of children, particularly those experiencing social or developmental risk. As a research professor at the University of Virginia, Dr. McGinty built a publication and funding record that established her as an expert in children's language and reading development, intervention implementation, and program evaluation. Following her time at UVA, Dr. McGinty served as Director of Professional Development for New York's state-wide roll-out of a Pk-2 Language Arts reform and curricular adoption (through the Core Knowledge Foundation). Her current work through ASEC Advisory blends academic pursuits and applied initiatives and her clients include academic institutions, philanthropies, non-profits at the regional and national levels.