Frequently Asked Questions

What does BERC do?

The Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) is a research-practice partnership whose mission is to conduct and support high‐quality, policy‐relevant research and analysis that brings the expertise of a broad consortium of partners to bear on questions of critical importance to the welfare of Baltimore’s children.

The consortium’s work provides the high‐quality, credible research implications needed for community members to advocate for resources and derive the most significant benefit from promising practices or levers for positive change

Who does BERC work with?

BERC works collaboratively with Baltimore City Public Schools, other city and state agencies and local non-profits focused on education.

Who makes up the BERC Consortium?

The consortium includes researchers from its two founding universities, Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University, as well as 10 other Maryland Universities: Bowie State University; Coppin State University; Loyola University Maryland; Towson University, University of Baltimore, Jacob France Institute; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, School of Social Work.

General Inquiries

Francesca Gamber

Executive Director



Research Questions

Marcia H. Davis

Director of Research Operations