CRESP researchers are trained in evaluation methodology, randomized field experiments, natural experiments, statistical analysis, and survey research, including:

  • Application of statistical methods from economics, engineering, and other disciplines to social programs and policies;
  • Applied policy research investigating public health and educational innovations and interventions;
  • Longitudinal studies of changes over time that combine data from disparate sources;
  • Program evaluation, including implementation assessment and impact analysis;
  • Qualitative methods to promote knowledge of important, but difficult-to-measure, characteristics of programs and collaborative partnerships;
  • Quantitative analyses of large administrative, state, regional, and national databases; and
  • Randomized controlled field trials.

We are located on the University of Delaware campus in Pearson Hall, 125 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716. For contact information, visit our contact page.



Our Team

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Seher Ahmad, PhD
Strategic Data Fellow with Delaware Department of Education
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Zachary K. Collier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Education
Phone: (302)-831-6018
Email: collierz@udel.edu
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Cara Cuccuini-Harmon
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences Graduate Research Assistant- Volunteer
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Mary Culnane
Research Associate III
Phone: (302) 831-3648
Email: mculnane@udel.edu
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Aly Blakeney
School of Education Graduate Student
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Julee Farley
Research Associate III
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Sue Giancola, PhD
Sue Giancola, PhD
Senior Associate Director
Phone: (302) 831-4434
Email: giancola@udel.edu
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McKenna Halverson
Doctoral Student and Research Assistant
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Carolyn Hammerschmidt
Research Associate III
Phone: (302) 831-7029
Email: cfhammer@udel.edu
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M. Gail Headley, PhD
Data Scientist
Phone: (302) 831-4037
Email: gheadley@udel.edu
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Carly Hill
Research Associate II
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Shameeka Jelenewicz, MS
Shameeka Jelenewicz, MS
Education Researcher
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Allison Karpyn, PhD
Co-Director
Phone: (302) 831-6428
Email: karpyn@udel.edu
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Jeff Klein, EdD
Jeff Klein, EdD
Senior Policy Scientist
Phone: (302) 831-4662
Email: kleinjef@udel.edu
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Liu Liu
School of Education Graduate Student
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Chu Yi (Zoey) Lu, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
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Henry May, PhD
Director
Phone: (302) 831-2928
Email: hmay@udel.edu
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Leigh McLean
Assistant Research Professor
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Debbie Amsden Micklos, MS
Debbie Amsden Micklos, MS
Research Coordinator
Phone: (302) 831-6084
Email: irmc@udel.edu
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Katrina K. Morrison, EdD
Policy Scientist
Phone: (302) 831-6872
Email: katrinam@udel.edu
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Terry-Ann Richards
Terry-Ann Richards
Research Administrative Assistant II
Phone: (302) 831-7029
Email: tarich@udel.edu
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Samantha Shewchuk, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Phone: 302-831-3486
Email: shewchuk@udel.edu
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Tara Tracy, MS
Tara Tracy
Research Consultant
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Samuel Van Horne, PhD
Data Scientist
Phone: (302) 831-7029
Email: vanhorne@udel.edu
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Undergraduate Research Assistants

Tania Cruz Cordero
University of Delaware–Class of 2024
Isabel Gallard
University of Delaware–Class of 2022
Nicole Kennedy
University of Delaware–Class of 2022
Mia Mazal
University of Delaware–Class of 2021
Shrestha Pragya
University of Delaware–Class of 2016
Mia Seibold
University of Delaware–Class of 2022
James Wallace
University of Delaware–Class of 2022

Alumni Research Assistants

Adam Apsley
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Jacqueline Buck
University of Delaware–Class of 2018
Camila Castillo
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Tiffany DeMenna
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Alexandra Eichenstien
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Meng Fan
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Rachel Gottlieb
University of Delaware–Class of 2018
Spencer Hoernes
University of Delaware–Class of 2021
Emily Lyman
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Rosymar Magana
University of Delaware–Class of 2017
Julianne Matthias
University of Delaware–Class of 2020
Kathleen McCallops
Department of Human Development and Family Services Graduate Research Assistant-Class of 2022
Iyanna Mccoy
University of Delaware–Class of 2020
Haley Meyer
University of Delaware–Class of 2020
Allison Michalowski
University of Delaware–Class of 2020
Jaclyn M Natlone
University of Delaware–Class of 2018
Amanda O’Keefe
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Nikita Patiolla
University of Delaware–Class of 2021
Lidya Pebly
University of Delaware-Class of 2019
Abhigna Rao
University of Delaware–Class of 2022
Matt Rigor
University of Delaware–Class of 2020
Danielle Riser, MS
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences Graduate Student-Class of 2021
Taylor Ryan
University of Delaware–Class of 2018
Vanessa Santiago
University of Delaware–Class of 2017
Alissa Shapiro
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Cassie Spector
University of Delaware–Class of 2020
Ginnie Swayer Morris
University of Delaware–Class of 2021
Kati Tilley
School of Education Graduate Student-Class of 2022
Jeannette Vivanco
University of Delaware–Class of 2019
Rui Wang
School of Education Graduate Student-Class of 2020
Henry Wolgast
University of Delaware–Class of 2022
Yanmiao Xie
University of Delaware–Class of 2018
Alan Zunun
University of Delaware–Class of 2018

“This is an exceptionally strong group of scholars. UDEL should be very proud to have them.”
— CRESP partner