Director of Research & Evaluation, ImpactED

Nina Hoe Gallagher, Ph.D., a Philadelphia native, is the Director of Research & Evaluation of ImpactED. She has extensive experience conducting research and evaluation in the areas of social impact, community engagement, education, public health, transportation, and criminology. Her dissertation, titled “Not All Types of Delay are Equal: Postsecondary Delay in the U.S. and Taking a Gap Year,” examined the effects of delaying college for different reasons, including taking a gap year.Her areas of expertise include study and instrument design, public opinion research, in-person interviews and focus groups, program evaluation, statistics, and project management. She has experience working with several large-scale, nationally representative data sets, and is proficient in SPSS, SAS, STATA, NVivo, AtlasTi, and ArcGIS.Nina holds a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.S.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Nina also serves on the Board of Friends of the Wissahickon and is an avid cyclist in the City.