About KSI Research

KSI Research International (2009) Inc. (KSI) is a commercial research organization that conducts multi-disciplinary research, evaluation and training, primarily in the areas of literacy, early childhood, school effectiveness, and children’s health. The company was established in 1990, and is lead by President, Dr. J. Douglas Willms.

 The organization specializes in the analysis of large-scale complex data sets and the preparation of reports on students’ educational outcomes, engagement and child development. In recent years, KSI’s primary focus has been on developing assessment tools to provide educators with data on child development to maximize the accuracy of the educational planning and design decisions they make.

The research team and staff at KSI are dedicated professionals – we aim to be ‘second to none’ in terms of service and support to our clients. We value your business and look forward to exceeding your expectations!


Dr. J. Douglas Willms

Dr. J. Douglas Willms is a Professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the founder and CEO of the Learning Bar. He is the President of the...


Beth Fairbairn

Beth FairbairnBeth Fairbairn is Vice President of KSI Research International (2009) Inc., a senior executive responsible for managing the day to day operations of the company. Ms Fairbairn worked for Dr...


Allyson Haley

Allyson Haley is a Researcher interested in language & literacy development, psycho-educational assessment & monitoring systems, and intervention...


Ariana Loff

Ariana LoffAriana Loff has a Degree in Primary School Teaching (2005) and a curricular Masters Degree in Child Learning and Development (2007) from the Education and Psychology Department at the University...