Kirsten Ewart Sundell
Division Director, Product Development and Communications


Kirsten Ewart Sundell is the division director of product development and communications at the Southern Regional Education Board. In this role, she contributes to the creation and dissemination of timely, impactful publications that empower educators, school administrators, district and state education agency personnel, and policymakers to solve pressing problems in education. She is the co-author of Bridging the Computer Science Education Gap, which offers states actions they can take to help more students learn computer science and explore computing careers.

Kirsten formerly served as communications director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and as the co-principal investigator of the NRCCTE’s longitudinal study of the impact of CTE programs of study on student achievement. She served as managing editor and later co-editor of the Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Louisville. She holds a doctorate in English from the University of Notre Dame.