Research Team

The NCWIT research and evaluation team is comprised of individuals with doctorates in a variety of fields, including education, sociology, communications, and psychology. This team contributes to the NCWIT mission by creating research-based resources to spread awareness and increase motivation for systemic change, by translating existing research into actionable practices, and by conducting original research and evaluation.

Gretchen Achenbach Photo
Research Scientist
University of Virginia
Catherine Ashcraft
NCWIT Director of Research
University of Colorado Boulder
Lecia Barker Photo
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
Wendy DuBow
NCWIT Director of Evaluation, Senior Research Scientist
University of Colorado Boulder
Tim Faiella
NCWIT Social Science Program Manager
University of Colorado Boulder
Social Scientist
University of Colorado Boulder
Jamie Huber Ward
NCWIT Extension Services Associate Director
University of Colorado Boulder
Brad McLain
Research Scientist
University of Colorado Boulder
Beth Quinn
Senior Research Scientist & Director of EngageCSEdu
University of Colorado Boulder
Sherri Sanders
NCWIT Extension Services Program Director
University of Colorado Boulder
Lyn Swackhamer
Director of Aspirations in Computing Evaluation
University of Colorado Boulder
Leisa Thompson
Director of Research & Consulting, NCWIT Extension Services
University of Virginia
JeffriAnne Wilder Photo
Research Scientist
University of Colorado Boulder
ValerieWilliamsPhoto
Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator
University of Colorado Boulder
Zhen Wu
Research Associate
University of Colorado Boulder