I have multiple roles here at UW-Stout. I am an Evaluator in our Applied Research Center (ARC Evaluation), where I work with clients across the country to help them better understand their programs in order to inform decision-making. For example, I led the evaluation of a $23.1 million US Department of Labor grant for the 16 Wisconsin technical colleges. Our team made site visits, conducted surveys & focus groups, and gathered piles of student and employment data. We used it all to help the colleges improve their new programs and demonstrate the impact of the project.
My second role is with the MS Applied Psychology program. I work closely with the students in the program to ensure that meet their degree requirements and get the professional development they need to be successful in their careers. Our graduates are incredibly successful and that’s what drives me to show up every day for the current students!
Finally, I also teach Professional Standards and Ethics in our online Evaluation Studies and Institutional Research graduate certificates.