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Jeni Corn

Director of Evaluation Programs

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Jenifer O. Corn, Ph.D. As the Director of Evaluation Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, Dr. Corn serves as PI of several large, statewide evaluation and research studies of innovations in K-12 schools and districts, including leading the evaluation of initiatives funded under North Carolina's Race to the Top grant.. Her current responsibilities include managing the process and day-to-day operations of evaluation projects by providing leadership for 20 researchers and graduate students and overseeing budgets; serving as the primary liaison between school personnel, project team members, graduate assistants, and the faculty members; overseeing all data gathering, data management, and data analysis activities related to the project; managing the production of reports for the LEAs and schools participating in the study, the funding agencies, and interested educators, researchers, and policymakers; and is also centrally involved with presentations and publications arising from the projects, and contributes to proposals for additional evaluation projects.

Research Description

Her research interests focus on scale, leadership, professional development, teaching and learning, infrastructure, and evaluation for technology-enhanced innovations in public school settings.


Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology emphasis from North Carolina State University in 2008
Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997

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