About us

GenEd’s team has extensive experience in classroom instruction, school administration, academic research, educational technology, and educational publishing. We share a passionate conviction that schools do not exist for assessment; assessment exists for schools.

GenEd improves the value of assessments for all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, administrators, elected officials) by fully integrating our implementation, instructional support, reporting and analysis.

Meet the team

Walter Stroup

Founder and President

Walter is the inventor of GenEd’s technologies and methods. An education researcher and product developer for more than 30 years, he is Chair of the STEM Education and Teacher Development department at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth. The teacher education program he founded has been adopted by more than 45 universities.

Steve Gregornik


Over the last 25 years Steve has served in a variety of leadership roles in both public and private companies. Most recently Steve was CEO of a London based hedge fund manager with assets in excess of $15bln. He has made more than 40 private company investments. Steve currently serves on the board of Aculon Inc., an ultrathin surface modification technology company.

Ann Phipps

Vice President of Strategy

Ann led development for the TI-82 Graphing Calculator at Texas Instruments. Working from a breadth of relationships developed over two decades of education-focused philanthropy and community engagement, she connects GenEd to decision makers across the education market.

Tony Petrosino

Director of Research

Tony is a learning scientist and Associate Dean of Research at Southern Methodist University, having retired recently from the University of Texas at Austin. He helped found two charter schools, served as a district superintendent, and has led multiple externally funded research programs.

Carolyn Remmler

Full Stack Developer / Product Manager

Carolyn leads development of our assessment environment. As a software engineer with experience in full-stack development, education product design, teaching and education research, she applies her degrees in computer science and math education and visual arts background to engineering and product development.

Richard Cohen

Editorial Director

A veteran educational writer, Richard plans and writes assessments. He published three novels and a short story collection that were highly praised in the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times and other media. His textbook Writer’s Mind: Crafting Fiction was a Writer’s Digest Book Club selection.

Walter A. Stroup

Digital Marketing Manager

Walter writes language arts assessments and communications material for GenEd. He majored in English at Southwestern University, where he wrote a thesis on narrative theory and published work in The Spyglass.