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We are researchers and educators, bringing professional experience as K-12 teachers, college faculty, and/or school district administrators.

Patricia Moore Shaffer


Principal & CEO

Prior to establishing the Shaffer Evaluation Group, Dr. Shaffer was the Evaluation Manager for NASA's Office of Education and Vice President of the Educational Policy Institute. She has led educational program evaluations ranging from national evaluation studies conducted for federal agencies including the Library of Congress and the President's Committee for the Arts and the Humanities to smaller-scale research and evaluation studies for state educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and school districts. She served on STEM evaluation federal interagency working groups in K-12 education convened by the Obama White House administration and the Interagency Council on Evaluation Policy. Dr. Shaffer earned a Ph.D., Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership, at the College of William & Mary and M.A., Curriculum Studies, at the University of Toronto. 

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Courtney Hagan

Research Associate, Higher Education

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology

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Stacy Hayden

Research Associate, K-12 

Ph.D., Educational Psychology: Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development

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Jennifer L. Hindman

Client Engagement Specialist

Ph.D., Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership

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Ashlee Sawyer

Research Coordinator

Ph.D., Health Psychology

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