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Education & Social Policy

Dear CRESP Community:

With the rest of the University of Delaware, our nation, and the world, CRESP has been responding to the quickly changing turn of events as we all navigate the global health pandemic created by the spread of COVID-19. Like most organizations and institutions, our staff at CRESP is working remotely to promote ‘social distancing’, though our work continues and most projects are only modestly delayed. If we can be of any assistance to our colleagues during this time, please feel free to contact us at We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and doing well. CRESP remains dedicated to continuing our mission to improve outcomes for children, youth, adults, and families. —CRESP Directors

Rigorous research to improve lives

The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) within the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware conducts rigorous research, program evaluation, and policy analysis to help practitioners, policymakers, and the researchers who collaborate with them better understand critical issues in education, community health, and human services.  Learn more about what we do.

Evaluation to improve implementation and assess impact

CRESP evaluators are committed to supporting faculty and staff in their research, quality improvement, and grant evaluation needs. Learn more


CRESP launches new project centered around food and nutrition research in Delaware

The Delaware Food Research Network (DEFRN) is a collaboration of researchers, policymakers, and advocates, dedicated to many facets of improving food and nutrition for Delawareans. Understanding the impact that food and nutrition have on communities in Delaware, the DEFRN  believes that through research, members have the ability to improve the related food systems both within and beyond the state’s borders. Click here to read more about the DEFRN project and to access timely food and nutrition resources.    

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“I am very impressed with the evaluation work from CRESP. In particular, I appreciate the collaborative attitude and willingness to adapt evaluation strategies to current project needs.”
— CRESP evaluation partner

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@UDResearch: #UDel is delighted to launch its new Center for Human Research Coordination, directed by Prof. Karin Silbernagel. The center will help recruit, screen and register research participants for UD studies. @UDCHS @kgSilbernagel
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@UDLibrary: Your research tells a story. Learn how to tell that story with user-friendly elements (think interactive maps, text, images and other multimedia content) during the Getting Started with ArcGIS StoryMaps workshop on September 29. Register here:
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@ud_pcs: Read why Microsoft® Excel skills have the potential to boost your career. ➡️ Our MS Excel classes are designed to equip you with the skills needed in today’s job market. Register now for courses starting in Oct. and Nov.:
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@LouisFrankRossi: Good afternoon @UDGradStudents. There could be some excitement hiding in these clouds, so it's best to be prepared. Remember to keep an umbrella at hand, and if you haven't done so already this week, touch base with your advisor.
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@ISSS_UD: Help us wish a warm #UDWelcome to our newest @UDelaware International Scholars! These #BlueHens are from Germany, Brazil, China, Taiwan, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Spain, Vietnam, and India. 💙💛
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