Coffey Consulting LLC (formerly JBL Associates, Inc)March 2008 to CurrentSenior Research Associate Bethesda, MD
Manage projects from proposal development to project completion.
and collaborate on quantitative and qualitative research studies on
various topics including workforce development, higher education
outcomes, college access and success, and institutional change.
and collaborate with senior researchers and consultants in identifying
clients' needs, the design and implementation of projects, developing
analysis and evaluation plans, completion of deliverables, budget
planning, and monthly reporting.
Liaise with key stakeholders and variety of thought leaders in the higher education space.
Manage a team of 3-5 staff, and provide supervision and training to new hires.
Develop key performance indicators and translate data into actionable knowledge.
Synthesize research into cohesive written products that inform decision making.
Design and administer surveys and other data collection protocols, and conduct focus groups and interviews.
Developing and implement web-based data collection and reporting systems.
Design and deliver training manuals, webinars, and workshops; provide technical assistance to various stakeholders.
reports, presentations, and publications for diverse audiences
including federal and state policy makers, boards of trustees, college
faculty and staff, and specialized research and academic groups.
Conduct quality assurance assessments on deliverables and outgoing communication.
Present at conferences and meetings.
George Mason UniversitySeptember 2006 to September 2007Editorial Assistant Fairfax, VA
Supported editor-in-chief and managing editor of Early Childhood
Research Quarterly (ECRQ) in all activities including management of
journal submissions, correcting and formatting manuscripts,
corresponding with authors and reviewers, and other administrative
Created power point presentations to be presented in editorial panel meetings and conferences.
Participated in ECRQ editorial panel meetings.
George Mason UniversityAugust 2005 to August 2007Graduate Research Assistant Fairfax, VA
Collected, entered, and analyzed data for various projects using Microsoft Excel and SPSS.
Collaborated on writing of annual reports and proposals, and preparing conference presentations.
extensive literature review on children, families, and neighborhoods in
poverty, childcare quality, and children's educational outcomes.
as a clinical evaluator and administered various tests and inventories
such as Minnesota Preschool Affect Checklist (MPAC), Battelle
Developmental Inventory, and The Kusche Emotional Inventory (KEI).
Conducted interviews and focus groups with families and children.
Trained junior lab members in collecting and entering data.
A.K.E.M Special Education CenterJune 2002 to February 2003Special Education Psychologist Izmir, TURKEY
Evaluated children with mental disabilities, provided
individual/group therapy for children with mental disabilities, and
support to parents of children with mental illness.
Administered questionnaires and psychological tests.
Conducted interviews with families and children.
Recruited and supervised interns.
George Mason University2007Master of Arts: Applied Developmental PsychologyFairfax, VA
Ege University1998Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyIzmir, TURKEY