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Karyl Askew PhD

Evaluator – The Evaluation Group, Past President – RTP Evaluators

Dr. Askew conducts rigorous educational evaluations that address diverse goals and populations. Her professional experience includes STEM education, museum education, after-school quality improvement, school climate transformation, college-access, and gender differences in science achievement. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in education (with specializations in educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation), and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering.…Read More
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Dr. Askew conducts rigorous educational evaluations that address diverse goals and populations. Her professional experience includes STEM education, museum education, after-school quality improvement, school climate transformation, college-access, and gender differences in science achievement. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in education (with specializations in educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation), and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering. It is her honor to serve as president for RTP Evaluators (2018).

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Holli G. Bayonas Ph.D.

President & Senior Evaluation Consultant – iEvaluate, LLC, Treasurer – RTP Evaluators

Specializes in the evaluation of small-scale education programs in k-12 and higher education settings. Our services include pre-proposal planning activities, proposal writing, program theory development, qualitative and quantitative data collection, needs assessment, report writing, as well as full-scale external evaluation services.Read More
Home Greensboro NC Website: http://www.i-evaluate.net
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Specializes in the evaluation of small-scale education programs in k-12 and higher education settings. Our services include pre-proposal planning activities, proposal writing, program theory development, qualitative and quantitative data collection, needs assessment, report writing, as well as full-scale external evaluation services.

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Maureen M. Berner Ph.D.

Professor – School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I specialize in training in evaluation for state and local government officials, as well as teaching MPA students evaluation and analysis skills. I also work on in-depth evaluations across government sectors. Overall, the School of Government's mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through good government.Read More
Home Carrboro NC Website: http://www.sog.unc.edu/about/faculty-and-staff/maureen-m-berner
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I specialize in training in evaluation for state and local government officials, as well as teaching MPA students evaluation and analysis skills. I also work on in-depth evaluations across government sectors. Overall, the School of Government’s mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through good government.

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Dana C. Bishop MEd

Co-Owner and Evaluator-Brilliance Analytics, LLC

Brilliance Analytics specializes in program evaluation for school and community-based programs. We offer survey development, program evaluation surveys, data analysis and reporting.Read More
Brilliance Analytics, LLC Home Walkertown NC Website: https://www.brillianceanalytics.com/
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Brilliance Analytics specializes in program evaluation for school and community-based programs. We offer survey development, program evaluation surveys, data analysis and reporting.

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Kristin Bradley-Bull

Founder and Lead Consultant – Roots to Canopy Consulting, LLC

Assessment & Evaluation: Assessing communities & organizations to strategically focus the work. Evaluating impact & process to share successes & strengthen the work. Facilitation: Facilitating group processes that inspire shared vision, strategy, & plans. Capacity Building: Designing & conducting training & TA that engage people in learning & action-taking.Read More
Home Durham NC Website: http://www.rootstocanopy.com/
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Assessment & Evaluation: Assessing communities & organizations to strategically focus the work. Evaluating impact & process to share successes & strengthen the work.

Facilitation: Facilitating group processes that inspire shared vision, strategy, & plans.

Capacity Building: Designing & conducting training & TA that engage people in learning & action-taking.

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Catherine E. Brawner PhD

President – Research Triangle Educational Consultants

Founded in 1996, Research Triangle Educational Consultants provides evaluation and research services in the higher education and K-12 environments. RTEC specializes in qualitative and mixed methods evaluation and research for clients in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.Read More
Home Raleigh NC Website: http://www.researchtriangleeducationalconsultants.com/
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Founded in 1996, Research Triangle Educational Consultants provides evaluation and research services in the higher education and K-12 environments. RTEC specializes in qualitative and mixed methods evaluation and research for clients in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.

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Rebecca Brent Ed.D.

Consultant – Education Designs, Inc.

Dr. Brent is a faculty development and evaluation consultant with nearly 40 years of experience in education. She specializes in program evaluation in higher education with particular expertise in NSF-sponsored education and training initiatives. She is the co-author of Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide published in 2016 by Jossey-Bass.Read More
Home Cary NC Website: http://educationdesignsinc.com/
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Dr. Brent is a faculty development and evaluation consultant with nearly 40 years of experience in education. She specializes in program evaluation in higher education with particular expertise in NSF-sponsored education and training initiatives. She is the co-author of Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide published in 2016 by Jossey-Bass.

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J. Montana Cain PhD

Research Associate-University of South Carolina Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center

Dr. Cain holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation. She employs quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to the full scope of evaluation activities. She applies an equity-centered (or culturally responsive) lens with a specialty in instrument development and validation as well as evaluation capacity building.…Read More
University of South Carolina Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center Home Columbia SC Website: "http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/research/remcenter/team.php "
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Dr. Cain holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation. She employs quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to the full scope of evaluation activities. She applies an equity-centered (or culturally responsive) lens with a specialty in instrument development and validation as well as evaluation capacity building.

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Christie Drew

Chief, Program Analysis Branch, Division of Extramural Training and Research – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The Program Analysis Branch evaluates research grants awarded by NIEHS. Christie leads a team that conducts portfolio analysis, develops information technology needed to collect data for evaluation and communicates research outcomes. Christie has worked extensively with logic models and metrics in research settings. PAB may have opportunities for summer research evaluation projects and interns.Read More
Home Durham NC Website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/pab/index.cfm
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The Program Analysis Branch evaluates research grants awarded by NIEHS. Christie leads a team that conducts portfolio analysis, develops information technology needed to collect data for evaluation and communicates research outcomes. Christie has worked extensively with logic models and metrics in research settings. PAB may have opportunities for summer research evaluation projects and interns.

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Valerie Futch Ehrlich Ph.D.

Senior Evaluation Faculty – Center for Creative Leadership, Secretary RTP Evaluators

I focus on the evaluation work for our Societal Advancement group at CCL. That group works with youth, K-12 school settings, higher education, non-profits, and health organizations.Read More
Home Hillsborough NC Website: https://www.ccl.org/people/valerie-ehrlich/
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I focus on the evaluation work for our Societal Advancement group at CCL. That group works with youth, K-12 school settings, higher education, non-profits, and health organizations.

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Jen Gathings

Senior Research Associate – ETR Services, LLC

ETR Services, LLC is a small, HUB-certified business offering evaluation, technical assistance and research services to support programs that enhance educational outcomes, increase workforce participation, and improve social conditions. We work with our clients to identify their needs and translate evaluation findings into practical recommendations given their organizational constraints.Read More
Home Burlington NC Website: http://www.etrservices.org/
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ETR Services, LLC is a small, HUB-certified business offering evaluation, technical assistance and research services to support programs that enhance educational outcomes, increase workforce participation, and improve social conditions. We work with our clients to identify their needs and translate evaluation findings into practical recommendations given their organizational constraints.

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Amy A. Germuth Ph.D.

President – EvalWorks, LLC

EvalWorks is a national leader in evaluating STEM and other education projects and has a proven track record of helping clients develop winning evaluation plans and proposals. We have worked on over 11 different types of NSF-funded projects and 10 different types of US Education Department-funded projects with universities, community colleges, state education departments, and school districts.…Read More
Home Durham NC Website: http://www.EvalWorks.com
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EvalWorks is a national leader in evaluating STEM and other education projects and has a proven track record of helping clients develop winning evaluation plans and proposals. We have worked on over 11 different types of NSF-funded projects and 10 different types of US Education Department-funded projects with universities, community colleges, state education departments, and school districts.

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Amy J. Handler

Evaluation Specialist-SHIFT NC

SHIFT NC focuses on sexual health initiatives for teens in North Carolina. At SHIFT NC, I collaborate with multiple project teams to create evaluation tools, protocols, and complete data collection.Read More
SHIFT NC Website: http://www.shiftnc.org/about/staff
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SHIFT NC focuses on sexual health initiatives for teens in North Carolina. At SHIFT NC, I collaborate with multiple project teams to create evaluation tools, protocols, and complete data collection.

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Kelly M. Hannum Ph.D.

President – Aligned Impact LLC, Member at Large RTP Evaluators

Aligned Impact provides comprehensive program evaluation services including evaluation coaching, evaluation training, as well as evaluation design & implementation. We work collaboratively with our clients to determine the approach that is most relevant and appropriate for their situation.Read More
Home Greensboro NC Website: www.alignedimpact.com
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Aligned Impact provides comprehensive program evaluation services including evaluation coaching, evaluation training, as well as evaluation design & implementation. We work collaboratively with our clients to determine the approach that is most relevant and appropriate for their situation.

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Shureka Hargrove

Graduate Student at UNCG in the Department of Educational Research Methodology – The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (CYFCP)

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Sarah E. Harris M.A.

Manager, Evaluation and Research Engagement, Girlstart

I believe meaningful change comes from empowering others to develop community-driven solutions while also leveraging research, evaluation and strategic partnerships. Areas of work include, STEM, well-being, women's access, and job development. Key skills include monitoring, evaluation, and learning and external representation.Read More
Girlstart Home Durham NC Website: http://www.girlstart.org/ Website: https://issuu.com/girlstart/stacks/4eca77c6da7f4526a7ef58af261c9d81 Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris01
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I believe meaningful change comes from empowering others to develop community-driven solutions while also leveraging research, evaluation and strategic partnerships. Areas of work include, STEM, well-being, women’s access, and job development. Key skills include monitoring, evaluation, and learning and external representation.

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Leigh M. Hayden

Lead Evaluator – North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

Evaluation professional with a M.A. in Urban and Medical Anthropology and over six (6) years of experience researching aging and chronic disease and prevention programs (e.g., cancer prevention and control, heart disease and stroke prevention), data quality, program improvement, and community outreach.Read More
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Evaluation professional with a M.A. in Urban and Medical Anthropology and over six (6) years of experience researching aging and chronic disease and prevention programs (e.g., cancer prevention and control, heart disease and stroke prevention), data quality, program improvement, and community outreach.

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Randall Juras PhD

Senior Scientist – Abt Associates

I am in the Social and Economic Policy Division at Abt Associates, where I specialize in designing and conducting randomized experiments. My areas of research have included occupational safety and health, job training and job search assistance, adolescent health and teen pregnancy prevention, international family planning, and statistical methodology.Read More
Abt Associates Home Carrboro NC Website: http://www.abtassociates.com/
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I am in the Social and Economic Policy Division at Abt Associates, where I specialize in designing and conducting randomized experiments. My areas of research have included occupational safety and health, job training and job search assistance, adolescent health and teen pregnancy prevention, international family planning, and statistical methodology.

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Mamie LeGrand

Program Coordinator-Evaluator – Richmond County Partnership for Children

Richmond County Partnership for Children's mission is to create a higher quality of life for children aged birth to five and to ensure that every child in Richmond County enters school healthy and ready to succeed in becoming an avid learner and ultimately a productive citizen who contributes to the future well-being of the community.Read More
Home Aberdeen NC Website: www.richmondsmartstart.org
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Richmond County Partnership for Children’s mission is to create a higher quality of life for children aged birth to five and to ensure that every child in Richmond County enters school healthy and ready to succeed in becoming an avid learner and ultimately a productive citizen who contributes to the future well-being of the community.

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Audrey Loper

Evaluation Consultant – Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives

Audrey Loper has worked in the fields of evaluation and adolescent sexual health for six years. Her areas of interest include evaluation capacity building, utility and continuous quality improvement.Read More
Home Raleigh NC Website: http://www.teenpregnancy.ncdhhs.gov/
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Audrey Loper has worked in the fields of evaluation and adolescent sexual health for six years. Her areas of interest include evaluation capacity building, utility and continuous quality improvement.

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