Program Evaluators

Dr. Qing Duan

Dr. Qing Duan is a Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center. She joined the Center in 2017. Dr. Duan has a Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics and a Master’s Degree in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her study focused on the interplay between genetic and environmental factors on the development of chronic diseases, as well as method development and improvement to promote genetic epidemiology studies. Her academic training focused on quantitative research method and statistical computing and have extensive experiences working with method evaluation, quantitative data collection, data management, and analysis from descriptive statistics to advanced statistical modeling. Her work at the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center consists of evaluation and research. She has been leading evaluation projects with respect to instrument development, data collection, data analysis, and results dissemination. She has broad interests in projects in public health and education domain.

Dr. Carissa Schutzman

Dr. Carissa Schutzman is a Senior Research Associate for the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center. In 2020 she joined the Center where she leads evaluation and research projects and actively represents the ESC within the university and the community at large. Dr. Schutzman has a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky, a M.A. in English and Education from Northern Kentucky University, and a B.A. in English from Centre College. Methodologically, she is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation designs, data collection, analyses, and results dissemination. Dr. Schutzman has extensive experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation in K-12, community college, four-year university, and non-traditional education settings. Additionally, she has expertise in implementing and evaluating workforce development programs that leverage partnerships between education and business and industry. A common thread throughout Dr. Schutzman’s career is her commitment to access and equity in education and the workplace.

Sonya Turner

Sonya Turner is the interim director of the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center where she leads a team of nine specialists with expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods evaluations. Ms. Turner has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. Prior to joining UCESC in 2019, Ms. Turner has worked in non-profit, government, and philanthropic organizations with a focus on evaluation and quality improvement. She leads multiple projects at UCESC and has broad interests in education, public health, and social justice.