William (Bill) Trochim, Ph.D is Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical. He is the Director of the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation and his research focuses on the development and field testing of evaluation and research methods and their use in assessing and managing programs and organizations in virtually any field of practice. Prof. Trochim has taught evaluation and research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Cornell since 1980. He has published widely in the areas of applied research methods and evaluation including the books: Research Design for Program Evaluation: The Regression-Discontinuity Approach (1984), Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation (2005), Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base (2005), the Research Methods Knowledge Base (2007), and Research Methods: The Essential Knowledgebase (2016). Bill brings an unmatched depth of knowledge, expertise, and creativity to his work supporting MLC’s application of methodologies to a wide range of clients.
Sara P. Marks, M.A. is the founder and lead catalyst of Fina Catalysts LLC. Sara works with nonprofits and small businesses with an emphasis on mission integration, organizational, and programmatic development. Her love of leadership development grew out of her experience of launching and building a new service and faith formation program for the Sisters of St. Francis. She understands the intricacies and importance of grounding programmatic development in the organizational mission and works with leaders to meet their strategic goals in this area. Sara is currently working on her PhD in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in nonprofit organizations. Her current research is focused on collaborative value creation in nonprofit-corporate partnerships. She brings significant expertise and a wide range of gifts to her work supporting MLC’s efforts.
Nina Eduljee, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at St. Joseph’s College of Maine where she teaches classes in Psychology and Education. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Bombay, an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University. She brings a robust knowledge of measure design and statistical analysis to her work with MLC. She applies this knowledge in her research that includes investigating the relationship between personality type, teaching methods, and classroom participation; internet usage with Indian college students; statistical anxiety; gender bias in the classroom, and student engagement.