Director of Planning, Research, & Evaluation
As Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Kristine Chadwick oversees the strategic planning and research portfolios at Inflexion. She has more than 20 years of experience in research and program evaluation in the arenas of education and community-level health promotion. She has evaluated a wide variety of education improvement projects, including college access and retention programs; strategic planning processes; community collaboratives; online and traditional professional development programs; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research programs. She has evaluated promising college access program models, including the 2008–2014 West Virginia GEAR UP program that served more than 15,000 students. She also has evaluated the Salem-Keizer Career and Technical Education Center, Ohio Early College High School Initiative, the Ohio College Access Network, and the StriveTogether™ model for community collaboration to improve education. She specializes in bringing an appreciative, asset-based lens to planning, research, and evaluation projects.
Since joining Inflexion in 2013, she has evaluated the National Science Foundation-funded Quality Elementary Science Teaching project at the University of Missouri–Columbia, and the Business Education Compact’s Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning grant from the Oregon Department of Education. She has developed outcomes frameworks for the Oregon Chief Education Office’s collective impact collaboratives, and conducted diverse research studies for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. She worked with Merced Union High School District on several strategic planning initiatives, and served as principal program administrator for the Texas Education Agency’s Advanced Technical Credit Program.
Kristine has extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation, and in elucidation of program theories of change and theories of action, often illustrated in the form of logic models. In addition to designing, managing, and implementing studies, she presents regularly at national conferences (e.g., those of the American Evaluation Association and American Educational Research Association) and consults on program development and evaluation to a variety of stakeholder groups, such as small foundations, higher education centers and departments, school districts, and state departments of education. Kristine earned her doctorate in experimental psychology at the University of Rhode Island, with concentrations in organizational theory and behavior, community psychology, and evaluation research. Her dissertation was a narrative analysis of factors influencing the development of leaders in socioeconomically challenged communities. She holds certificates in the Advanced Study of Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University and Strategic Management from DePaul University.