Evaluation and research to ensure student success.
Services and programs can ultimately only be as strong as the people who work for and the infrastructure of the organization that administers them.
Research and evaluation efforts should focus on those issues and questions of most importance and reflect what matters to the organization that are part of a study and to the people and communities these organizations serve.
A thoughtful and strategic process is required to provide resources in a way that promotes and supports a large set of priorities and goals.
Dr. Rogéair D. Purnell-Mack has consulted on a number of education-related studies and projects focused on transfer, student support services, guided pathways, and dual enrollment with special attention to community college student success. Prior to becoming a consultant, she spent four years as part of the James Irvine Foundation’s Youth team, where she supported programs working to improve high school completion rates and postsecondary opportunities for low-income youth.
Rogéair’s work with us was entirely equity-driven and culturally responsive, mirroring our organization’s values. The RDP team gathered very useful data to help us reflect on and strengthen our work. I found Dr. Rogeair Purnell-Mack to be both personable and knowledgeable. Her insights about our work helped us think more analytically and deeply about what we were doing and how to do it better. We plan to continue our collaboration with Dr. Rogéair Purnell-Mack and her team on future evaluations."
— Eva Patterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society