Evaluator: Dr. Kate Winter
Kate Winter, PhD is an accomplished external evaluator and higher education researcher with over 12 years of experience and expertise in: policy and program development and assessment; leadership and leadership development; teaching and learning; student access, retention, and success; diversity in academic STEM; faculty development; and, faculty productivity and satisfaction. She worked with the University of Washington’s NSF ADVANCE initiatives from 2003 to 2009, continued working on issues of faculty workload, work-life policies, and institutional transformation with the American Council on Education’s Alfred P. Sloan Foundation projects (2009-2011), and was lead evaluator on numerous federally funded projects in K-12 education, campus based initiatives in higher education, and projects of national associations while at EPI International (2011-2013) before becoming an independent evaluator in 2013. Her areas of evaluation expertise include gender and diversity in STEM, professional development for faculty, college student access and persistence, and institutional cultural change. Dr. Winter is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), adheres to the professional and ethical principles set forth by AEA, and follows the “What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)” standards established by the U.S. Department of Education and the “Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development” written by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.