2002, Ph.D., Michigan State University
1992, M.S., Michigan State University
1993, B.S., University of Florida
2002-Present Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of research projects centered on the impact of positive youth development experiences on marginalized communities in US, African and Caribbean communities; Design trainings and curricula to address issues related to vocational and technical agricultural training, develop and coordinate extension trainings and workshops, and community driven programming; Acquire and manage state and federal level grants to support research and programming.
2002 Lecturer, University of Limpopo, Limpopo South Africa
Instructor in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences; Taught courses on Women in Agriculture and Qualitative Research Methods; Technical advisor on agriculture entrepreneurship projects 1999-2002 4H Youth Development Agent, Virginia Tech University, Cooperative Extension Served as an extension agent in Northern Virginia; Developed agricultural programs and activities to build capacity and skills of youth, communities and families.
Program Planning & Facilitation
Lead evaluation planning processes for educational and nonprofit organizations – identified intended outcomes, indicators, key audiences, strategies, activities, outputs, and data collection methods for agriculture based programs in domestic and international locations
Facilitate program planning consultations with staff members and advisory councils, delivering multi-year work plans, action memos, and comprehensive meetings notes.
Program Monitoring & Evaluation
Conduct all phases of comprehensive process and outcome evaluations for government and nonprofit clients – create logic models, theories of change, evaluation plans, and data collection tools (including surveys, interview guides, and focus groups guides); conduct interviews, site visits, surveys, and focus groups with multiple stakeholders; and analyze and write evaluation reports featuring key findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Evaluation Teaching, Training, & Technical Assistance
Lead multiple training sessions in aspects of program evaluation on outcomes and results data analysis for community members, government officials, extension staff, and stakeholders
Co-teach graduate courses in qualitative program evaluation Webster Resume Project Management • Manage large scale grants t to implement results-based programming for agricultural communities, at-risk youth and communities in domestic and international locations
Launched a multi country evaluation project at Penn State University with support from the University of the West Indies to identify youth development frameworks for schools and organizations that invest in youth development and out of school time.