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Diana L. Montgomery PhD

Evaluation and Education Consultant

As a program evaluator my work has focused on mixed-methods assessments of national, state, and project-based programs, with particular expertise in qualitative methods. I work collaboratively with other evaluators or independently on selected projects. Expertise includes science education; teacher preparation and retention; working conditions; systemic reform and interagency collaboration.Read More
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As a program evaluator my work has focused on mixed-methods assessments of national, state, and project-based programs, with particular expertise in qualitative methods. I work collaboratively with other evaluators or independently on selected projects. Expertise includes science education; teacher preparation and retention; working conditions; systemic reform and interagency collaboration.

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Melissa Page PhD, MPH

Evaluator – The Evaluation Group

The Evaluation Group has experience in evaluating federal, state, and foundation grant programs. We help programs articulate their underlying theories; design evaluations to maximize results without overburdening staff; identify and develop instruments; create data management and collection systems that meet performance requirements; analyze data using statistical techniques; and tailor reports.Read More
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The Evaluation Group has experience in evaluating federal, state, and foundation grant programs. We help programs articulate their underlying theories; design evaluations to maximize results without overburdening staff; identify and develop instruments; create data management and collection systems that meet performance requirements; analyze data using statistical techniques; and tailor reports.

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Tracy Pakornsawat

Project Manager

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Karen Peterman

STEM evaluator and researcher – consultkp.com, President – RTP Evaluators

Karen specializes in the evaluation of STEM education programs. She also conducts research on evaluation. Current projects focus on evaluation methods for science festivals and citizen science projects, as well as the development of an online graphical interpretation assessment.Read More
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Karen specializes in the evaluation of STEM education programs. She also conducts research on evaluation. Current projects focus on evaluation methods for science festivals and citizen science projects, as well as the development of an online graphical interpretation assessment.

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Joy Sotolongo

Research Scientist – Child Trends

Joy Sotolongo has more than 20 years of experience evaluating federal, state, and local initiatives that improve the lives of children. She brings a participatory approach to her work to ensure results are used to positively impact children, families, and professionals who work with children.Read More
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Joy Sotolongo has more than 20 years of experience evaluating federal, state, and local initiatives that improve the lives of children. She brings a participatory approach to her work to ensure results are used to positively impact children, families, and professionals who work with children.

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Nina Rachel Sperber

Research Health Science Specialist – Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development and Duke University School of Medicine, Secretary – RTP Evaluators

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Jessica Sperling PhD

Manager, Program Evaluation; Education and Human Development Incubator-Social Science Research Institute, Duke University; Vice President, RTP Evaluators

Formative/developmental evaluation, implementation evaluation, and outcome evaluation; multi-method approaches; focus on education (K-12, higher education, and professional development), arts/culture, and other areas related to human development and/or inequality.Read More
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Formative/developmental evaluation, implementation evaluation, and outcome evaluation; multi-method approaches; focus on education (K-12, higher education, and professional development), arts/culture, and other areas related to human development and/or inequality.

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Jennifer J. Stanigar PhD

Evaluation, Research, Consulting – E-Action Alliance LLC

Prior experience includes formative and summative evaluation of faculty development in higher education for a university Quality Enhancement Plan, impact evaluation for an entrepreneurial development program. Experience in design, development, facilitation, training, and implementation of educational programs for faculty and organizational leaders.Read More
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Prior experience includes formative and summative evaluation of faculty development in higher education for a university Quality Enhancement Plan, impact evaluation for an entrepreneurial development program. Experience in design, development, facilitation, training, and implementation of educational programs for faculty and organizational leaders.

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Mary Styers

Senior Researcher and Evaluator – Magnolia Consulting, LLC

Magnolia Consulting, LLC, is a woman-owned small business with a network of evaluators throughout the country. We offer high-quality, relevant, and timely evaluation services that meet the unique needs of our clients. Our evaluators are committed to cultivating learning and positive change for others and customize each evaluation to meet clients’ specific needs.Read More
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Magnolia Consulting, LLC, is a woman-owned small business with a network of evaluators throughout the country. We offer high-quality, relevant, and timely evaluation services that meet the unique needs of our clients. Our evaluators are committed to cultivating learning and positive change for others and customize each evaluation to meet clients’ specific needs.

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Christine Tucker

Research Assistant Professor – Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. Tucker is passionate about conducting research on perinatal health, especially with the Latina community. She has over a decade of quantitative and qualitative research and practice experience in Maternal and Child Health and in the Latino community. She is currently evaluating the Improving Community Outcomes in Maternal and Child Health Initiative in 13 counties of North Carolina.…Read More
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Dr. Tucker is passionate about conducting research on perinatal health, especially with the Latina community. She has over a decade of quantitative and qualitative research and practice experience in Maternal and Child Health and in the Latino community. She is currently evaluating the Improving Community Outcomes in Maternal and Child Health Initiative in 13 counties of North Carolina.

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Tamara M. Walser

Associate Professor and Director of Assessment and Evaluation – Watson College of Education, University of North Carolina Wilmington

My expertise includes all things program evaluation--evaluation design, data collection, quantitative and qualitative methods, stakeholder involvement, reporting, evaluation use, and evaluation capacity building. Most of my experience has been in K-12 and higher education evaluation, non-profit evaluation, and federal grants and contracts.Read More
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My expertise includes all things program evaluation–evaluation design, data collection, quantitative and qualitative methods, stakeholder involvement, reporting, evaluation use, and evaluation capacity building. Most of my experience has been in K-12 and higher education evaluation, non-profit evaluation, and federal grants and contracts.

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Dawayne Whittington

Director of Evaluation – Strategic Evaluations, Inc.

Strategic Evaluations, Inc. (SEI) is an evaluation consulting firm located in Durham, North Carolina that specializes in evaluating science education grants and public health initiatives. We primarily evaluate science training grants funded through three large organizations in the United States: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.Read More
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Strategic Evaluations, Inc. (SEI) is an evaluation consulting firm located in Durham, North Carolina that specializes in evaluating science education grants and public health initiatives. We primarily evaluate science training grants funded through three large organizations in the United States: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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