Research Projects

"This [Final Report: Evaluation of the Arkansas Early Childhood Professional Development System] is a wonderful report and example of how states can develop comprehensive evaluations of their ECE professional development systems. An unbelievable amount of work!"

Richard Fiene, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Human Development and Family Studies
Penn State University

Evaluation of Financial Literacy Counseling Program (2014-2016).
St. Martin Center, Erie, PA

Evaluation of the Financial Education Counseling Program  (2014-2015).
Greater Erie Community Action Commitee (GECAC)

Evaluation of the Financial Social Work Program, Community Shelter Services, Safenet, Erie DAWN and Stairways Behavioral Health (2011-2014).
Erie Free Taxes of the United Way of Erie County

Evaluation of the Warren County School District CCLC Program  (2014-2017).
Warren County School District

Evaluation of the Carpe Diem Academy CCLC Program  (2014- 2017).
Mercyhurst University

Evaluation of the Gearing Up CCLC Program  (2014-2017).
Erie's Public Schools

Evaluation of the Middle Gears Afterschool Ed-Adventure Program  (2012-2015).
Erie's Public Schools

Evaluation of Art in Action (2010-2014).
Erie Arts Council, Erie, PA

Safety and Services Resident Survey (Annually since 2010).
The Housing Authority of the City of Erie, PA

Evaluation of ReTool Erie (2009-2011).
Erie Community Foundation, Erie, PA

Data Analysis Services for the University of Oklahoma Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (2009).
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Evaluation of the Arkansas Early Childhood Professional Development System (AECPDS) (2005-2007).
Arkansas Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Evaluation of T.E.A.C.H. ® Early Childhood Project Pennsylvania (1998-2006).
Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies and Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Evaluation of the Building Inclusive Child Care Program (2002-2004).
Northampton Community College

Assessment of the Current Status of Adoption of E-Business in Northwest Pennsylvania (2004).
Center for eBusiness & Advanced IT (eBizITPA), Erie, PA

Evaluation of Guardianship Services (2000).
Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Mount Lebanon School District Community Survey (2000).
Mount Lebanon School District, PA

Evaluation of the Geriatric Health Model Demonstration Project and the Area Agency on Aging Managed Care Partnership Demonstration Project (1998-1999). Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Assessment of the Aftercare Services Provided to Delinquent Youth (1997-1998).
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Evaluation of the Child Care Training Program (1995-1999).
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Delivery Structure of the Sex Equity/New Options Program in Pennsylvania (1993-1994).
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Technical Education

The Transfer of Innovative Human Services Programs and Technology Among Pennsylvania's Counties (1993).
Pennsylvania Association of County Human Services Administrators (PACHSA), through their Transfer of Technology Grant

Comprehensive Statewide Nutrition Education Needs Assessment (1992-1993).
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Evaluation of the Local Management Agencies for Subsidized Child Care Services (1989-1991).
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Warren County Needs Assessment, Citizens Over 55 (1989-1990).
Warren County Commissioners, Warren, PA

Millcreek Township Attitude Survey: Teachers' Union/School Board Labor Negotiations Millcreek (1988).
Township School Board

Nutrition Education Needs Assessment (1986-1987).
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Evaluation and Planning of the Food Stamp Recipient/Employment Program (1986-1987).
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Survey of Older Pennsylvanians (1984-1985)
Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Assessment of the Impact of the Bureau of Vocational Education's Program for Disadvantaged Populations in Pennsylvania (1983-1984).
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Erie County Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment (1982).
Department of Human Services, Erie County, PA

Physician Interviews (1980).
Hamot Medical Center

Service Organizations

Improving Performance in Service Organizations,
How to Implement a Lean Transformation

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