Sarojani Mohammed


As an education research mobilizer, Saro fights the injustice of knowledge-hoarding by making deep, meaningful connections between research and practice. As Executive Director of Capacity Catalyst she leads the organization’s core programs: a high touch, mentored, social sector externship; and, in partnership with MEASURE, Huston-Tillotson University, and others, the Community-Engaged Research

Saro has over 15 years' experience in research/external evaluations of public, private, and non-profit education programs. She is Founder + Principal of Ed Research Works , a consulting firm; and a co-founder of the Teaching and Learning Research Community, which aims to eliminate the gap between education research and practice. Previously, Saro was Managing Partner, Measurement at The Learning Accelerator, and assistant director of two research units at UT-Austin. She is a reviewer and advisor to multiple entities, including federal EIR grants, SXSW EDU and United Way for Greater Austin.


PhD Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
SB Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas Of Specialization

just education research
equitable evaluation
social justice data/research
quantitative and mixed-methods education research (K-12)
blended and personalized learning
social sector program evaluation
nonprofit (data/research) strategy and impact

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabusNotes
2024FallI 310JIntroduction to Social Justice Informatics
2024SpringI 320JTopics in Social Justice Informatics: Applied Social Justice Research Applied Social Justice Research
2023FallI 310JIntroduction to Social Justice Informatics
2022FallI 310JIntroduction to Social Justice Informatics