Cullinan directs MDRC’s Multiple Measures Assessment Project, which in collaboration with the Community College Research Center is evaluating alternative placement systems that use multiple measures in addition to tests. These new placement methods are being developed to determine whether more students can be placed into courses that are appropriate for their levels. He is the cost analyst for the City University of New York Accelerated Study in Associate Programs Replication in Ohio and the Detroit Promise Path program, both of which provide forms of support such as intensive advising and financial incentives to students to help them stay in school and graduate. He is data manager and impact analyst on the Text Ed demonstration project, which is evaluating the effectiveness of a low-cost enhancement to Educational Opportunity Center services: a systematic set of text messages that include timely, personalized information concerning college enrollment activities and deadlines, and resources for overcoming common barriers to enrollment. Before joining MDRC Cullinan worked at the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. He has a master’s degree in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University.