About Us | Research & Evaluation Bureau | Kent State University

Experience in Program Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation Bureau at Kent State University has been providing innovative evaluation and research services to the University and the community for 50 years. We serve as a vital resource for program evaluation, research, and assessment. We offer comprehensive research and evaluation services to schools, universities, medical and health related institutions, human services agencies, community organizations, businesses, and individuals.  The Bureau has a multi-disciplinary professional staff composed of education, health, and human services research professionals, with an average of over 25 years of evaluation and research experience.

Meet the Bureau Team members

Pamela Freeman, Ph.D. Candidate in High Education Administration
Director, External Client Services

Ms. Freeman is a medical sociologist with a focus in public health. She has over 20 years experience in research development and implementation, survey protocol, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, statistical interpretation and reporting, having served as a consultant, analyst, statistician, evaluator and presenter for a variety of research initiatives and programs. She has developed and coordinated projects for a diverse array of organizations including those in education, health care, family services, and non-profit. Currently, she is conducting educational research using testing assessments and serves as the outside evaluator for several grants. Ms. Freeman's projects include serving as the evaluator for several alternative education school programs (funded by Ohio Alternative Education Challenge Grants), the Smaller Learning Communities Initiative (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Canton 21st Century after-school programming, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Foreign Language (STEM) Academy Initiative (funded by the Ohio Board of Regents).

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Anthony Shreffler, M.Ed.

Mr. Shreffler has approximately five years of experience in program evaluation and education research.  In his current position, he conducts comprehensive evaluations for various external projects, including Case Western Reserve University's Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) Envoy's Program.  In addition, he provides research services to EHHS graduate students and faculty.  Past evaluations include several for Akron Public Schools, including the Akron After School program and the Race to the Top grant.  He previously was the Data and Evaluation Specialist for a non-profit organization in Cleveland dedicated to providing services to youth from Cuyahoga county to put them on the path to economic self-sufficiency.  He has an M.Ed. in Evaluation and Measurement from Kent State University.

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Data Lab

The Bureau has a fully staffed and equipped data laboratory, which supports the evaluation staff in completing projects in an efficient and effective manner through the coordination of qualitative and quantitative data functions.  This includes data entry, transcriptions, database development and the development of useful and user-friendly data collection instruments, forms, and technology based reporting functions.