Principal Research Consultants

Founded by Learty (Troy) Shaw, Ph.D., Right Research, LLC is a consulting firm that provides practical solutions to critical evidence-based issues requiring educational research, assessment and evaluation, planning, and analysis.  Dr. Shaw is an innovative and energetic educator, leader, researcher, and project manager with over fourteen (14) years of experience in academic affairs, educational leadership, institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and assessment and evaluation. In his full-time role, he serves as a Senior Research and Decision-Support Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology, and occasionally serves as Lecturer of Educational Leadership and Research at Mercer University’s Tift College of Education.

In addition to his roles as consultant, researcher, professor, and analyst, he has served as an assistant dean of academic affairs and academic quality assessment, project manager, panelist/research reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF), AdvancED© STEM evaluator, and program director for dual enrollment programs within local school districts’ college and career academies and STEM programs. Prior to his career in education, Dr. Shaw was a practicing architect and project manager in Memphis, TN, and Raleigh, NC, which attributes to his skills in strategic planning, organization, project management, and STEM

Research and Consulting Team

Our consulting team is comprised of Independent Consultants with experience in both Higher Education and P-12. In addition to their classroom experience, our team members have held positions as:
  • Deans and Associate Deans
  • Principals and Assistant Principals
  • Professors
  • Campus Directors
  • Program Directors
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Quality Assurance and Research Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Data Analyst

Key Team Members

Learty L. Shaw, Ph.D.

Principal Consultant and Owner

p: (678) 478-7788

e: lshaw@rightresearchllc.com

H. Justin Ballenger, Ph.D.

Consultant

p: (864) 650-4419

e: horaceb@rightresearchllc.com

Krasandra S.Holmes, Ed.S.

Consultant

e: kholmes@rightresearchllc.com

Jason L. Wang, Ph.D.

Consultant

e: jwang@rightresearchllc.com

Our team members are also industry professionals in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Right Research. The number of team members assigned to each project varies and is contingent upon the service provided, scope of work, timeline, as well as the level of expertise needed for specialized projects.

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