ThinkCERCA Employee

Chris Balow, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Research

Chris is the Executive Director of Research at ThinkCERCA where he serves to link sales, marketing, professional development and product development efforts to promote improved outcomes for our educational partners.

As an educator for 33 years in public education, Chris has a passion for helping struggling students improve their academic, behavioral, social and emotional status as a School Psychologist, Asst. Director of Special Education, RtI/Intervention Director, and Director of Research and Assessment. During this time, Chris was also an adjunct instructor in the School Psychology program at the University of Minnesota where he was an internship site supervisor for Ph.D. graduate students and taught courses in academic, social/emotional and behavioral interventions.

During the past 10 years, Chris served as an educational consultant for Scantron Corporation and as the Executive Director of Research and Assessment for Illuminate Education where he supported sales, marketing, implementation, and product efforts.

Chris has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/School Psychology from Arizona State University with sub-specialties in abnormal psychology, quantitative methods, and child development.

What is your favorite sandwich? Corned Beef Reuben.

What is your favorite book? 1984, by George Orwell.

What is your favorite quote? “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchhill