Erika Gordon, PhD

Dr. Erika Gordon is a seasoned Senior Evaluation Researcher with 2M Research. She has over 18 years of experience in designing and leading the evaluation of human services programs that target the most vulnerable populations: youth, families, veterans and older adults. Her research focus includes the assessment of family supports, social welfare and safety net programs and poverty studies. She has experience working with program stakeholders to develop program logic models for implementation efforts and has conducted evaluability assessments to aid community-level implementers in identifying critical inputs and identifying promising practices for educational investments and addressing economic and health disparities. Her work includes leadership roles on large-scale implementation, outcomes, and net-impact studies. She has extensive experience developing and executing methodologically robust research studies, including large scale national data collection efforts and mixed methods research studies. She is experienced in instrument development, management of data collection efforts, working with technical panels and stakeholder groups, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. She is a highly experienced senior qualitative researcher who has provided methodological direction for over 30 qualitative studies for Federal agencies, including CDC, ED, SAMSHA, USDA, and VA. Dr. Gordon received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Spelman College and her Master of Arts in Women’s Studies, Master of Arts in American Politics, and her PhD in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

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