Lashley, Yorel

Yorel is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Arts Collab NEA Research Lab, the Director of Programs in the Office of Professional Learning and Community Education at UW–Madison’s School of Education, and the Director of Student Empowerment for the Center for Arts Education and Social and Emotional Learning. Lashley is a developmental psychologist interested in self-efficacy and social-emotional learning in arts, academics, and integrated environments. He is also the Founder/Director of Drum Power.

Richards, Stephanie

Stephanie is the NEA Research Lab Project Manager. She also manages the UW Community Arts Collaboratory, supporting program administration, fundraising, community partnerships, and research. She is an aerialist and teaches, performs, and produces at the Madison Circus Space.