As a community college researcher, Kelley Karandjeff is dedicated to making evidence useful for community college practitioners and promoting achievement for all students. She partners directly with community colleges, foundations, and intermediaries, and collaborates regularly with RDP Consulting, providing strategic communications, project management, and qualitative research services. Current areas of focus include building college capacity to engage in guided pathways inquiry, design, and implementation; supporting improvements in transfer policy and practice, particularly for students struggling to make the transition to university; and bringing student voices into all aspects of college transformation and improvement. Before becoming a consultant in 2008, Kelley worked with City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District for over a decade, developing, delivering, and advancing CTE programs and student success initiatives.
Tamara L. Moore
As principal of The WIT Group, a strategic consultancy firm, Tamara Moore lends her expertise to grantmakers, non-profit organizations and public systems to design, refine and advance systems-level, evidence-based strategies that lead to impactful results. With deep experience in health, education, economic development and workforce, Moore works to create greater opportunities and improve outcomes for communities of color. She has worked with RDP Consulting as a thought partner and collaborator.
Tom Pyun is an independent strategy, grantmaking, and evaluation consultant. He has expertise in developing strategies and business plans, building organizational capacity via workshops and coaching, and conducting rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. Tom was a key team member for RDP Consulting's capacity building work promoting cultural competency among domestic violence organizations.
Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Ph.D. has been a professor of higher education leadership at California Lutheran University since 2010. Concurrently, she has served as a senior researcher with the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges. To date, she has served as lead evaluator or senior researcher for eight complex multi-year grants—privately and federally funded—that center on supporting underrepresented P-20 students. During the 2014-15 academic year, she served as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, and returned to Tsuda College in Tokyo as a visiting professor in 2016. RDP Consulting and Diane have coauthored evaluation reports highlighting community college successes in and challenges to ensuring equitable student outcomes.
Eva Schiorring has almost two decades of experience in research and evaluation and extensive knowledge about STEM education in community colleges and four-year institutions. Eva presently serves as the external evaluator for five NSF-funded projects that range in scope and focus from first-year persistence in STEM to leadership development and experimentation with alternative delivery, including flipped courses. She has partnered with RDP Consulting on various evaluation projects focused on supporting the work of community colleges to ensure student success.
Shiree Teng has worked in the social sector for 30+ years as a social and racial justice champion – as a front line organizer, network facilitator, capacity builder, grantmaker, and evaluator and learning partner. Shiree brings to her work a lifelong commitment to social change and a belief in the potential of groups of people coming together to create powerful solutions to entrenched social issues. As a partner to RDP Consulting, she has collaborated on social justice focused evaluation and research efforts focused on domestic violence, community building, and leadership development.