Karen L. Drill, PhD

Practice Areas: PK - 20 education; adult education; equity and inclusion in education and the workforce; organization climate and culture; extended day and out-of-school programming; culturally responsive pedagogy, practice, and evaluation; youth development; and opportunity youth.

Since 2005, I have worked with organizations in 23 states to improve their program processes and determine if and how their interventions influence the people they serve. Trained as a researcher, counselor, and educator, I partner with organizations to identify which activities are most effective and why. I'm particularly interested in supporting organizations as they integrate their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives with culturally responsive methods for monitoring and evaluation. I specialize in research design, mixed methods, psychometrics, and assessment. And because I enjoy working with people (and want everyone to understand their results!), I translate technical analyses clearly for a variety of audiences. I live in Portland, Oregon; always enjoy a good cup of coffee; and treasure connecting with people.

Education: AB in politics from Princeton University; MA in counseling psychology from Northwestern University; MEd in measurement, evaluation, statistics, and assessment and PhD in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.