Ellie has been evaluating educational programs with CSEP since 2010, first as a graduate student, and then as an evaluation coordinator after receiving her PhD in Education at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education in 2015. She has experience evaluating STEM education programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Office of Naval Research (ONR), University of California Santa Barbara, and private foundations. Her projects have covered a range of topics, including research internships for undergraduates, transfer student success, research abroad experiences for graduate students, and professional development experiences for graduate students, faculty, and K-12 teachers. She is experienced in survey design and implementation, individual and focus group interviews, longitudinal tracking, and data analysis.
Ellie works with program coordinators to help them clarify their goals, and determine what kind of outcomes to expect when program goals are accomplished. She designs and implements evaluation plans that elucidate outcomes, as well as solicit feedback on a program’s strengths and weaknesses.