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Faculty & Staff Affiliates


Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier
Co-Director, Associate Professor, College of Education
Jill has been conducting grant funded internal and external program evaluations for over 10 years. She was formally the director of the School Program Evaluation and Research center at the University of Kansas. She has been teaching graduate level program evaluation and data analysis classes for almost 20 years.

Jason Rydberg
Co-Director, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Jason's research concerns the intersections of prisoner reentry, community supervision, and recidivism - particularly as these issues relate to sex offender management in the community. He has been involved in the evaluation of criminal justice programming - serving as a project manager in a multi-state impact evaluation of sex offender residence restrictions, leading the design and analysis of an evaluation of a hotspots policing initiative in Flint, Michigan, and as a research partner for Project Safe Neighborhoods in Detroit. More recently, his research has examined the use of incident-based reporting system data for informing targeted anti-violence interventions, and ongoing research examines the impact of a parolee call-in intervention on firearm violence. Jason earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

Judith Davidson 
Associate Professor, College of Education 
Judy brings broad experience in qualitative research methods. She is skilled in working with complex and complicated team or interdisciplinary projects from research design to analysis and presentation. Highly knowledgeable of the technologies of qualitative research, she is experienced training others to use these technologies, project-set-up, and straightening out the bumps in the process. In addition to working with standard forms of qualitative research data such as interviews and observations, she also brings diverse experience with processes for working with visual data, artifacts, and historical materials.

Ainat Koren
Associate Professor, Solomont School of Nursing
Ainat has experience conducting program evaluations in the field of reproductive health and other health promotion areas in the past 12 years. Her skills include grant writing; project design and administration; mixed methods research; interview guides and survey design; sampling; and data collection, management, analysis and creating final reports. Koren is willing to contribute consulting and evaluation services to students faculty and staff across campus and community partners. Also I’m able to administer workshops in program evaluation.

Suzanne Nobrega
Associate Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW)
Suzanne is Principal Investigator of the CPH-NEW “Total Worker Health Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Hub.” In this role, she oversees research translation activities, including communications, education, and developing tools for employers to make the workplace conducive to health and well-being.Her research interests focus on job stress, participatory ergonomics, Total Worker Health, organizational interventions. Suzanne has completed graduate training in Work Environment and holds a master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Communications from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Research and Evaluation in Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

Elliott Botelho
Elliott is the Strategic Planning Coordinator and Americorps VISTA for the River Hawk Scholars Academy, a program for first generation freshmen on campus. Elliott has a history of evaluating a variety of programs and policies on the UMass Lowell campus. Within RHSA, they evaluate student programming, including peer mentorship, professional mentorship, specific events, and impact. In Spring 2019, they conducted an analysis of campus climate data to evaluate the state of LGBTQ Resources on campus; this evaluation contributed, in part, to the opening of the LGBTQ+ resource center on campus. Elliott also has interests in evaluating health promotion and prevention programming.

Hsien-Yuan Hsu

Minjeong Kim

Phitsamay Uy

Angela Walter

Bangsil Oh


Laura Punnett
Professor, Occupational Epidemiology and Ergonomics
Punnett serves on the CPE steering committee, collaborates on external grants and teaches workshops. Punnett has extensive quantitative and qualitative research experience including as the Co-Director for the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) and as a Senior Associate for the Center for Women and Work (CWW). Punnett was named Distinguished University Professor (2013-2016) for extensive research productivity.

Scott Latham
Associate Professor, Chair, Strategy, Manning School of Business
Latham is a recognized scholar in the areas of organizational decline, innovation, and strategic renewal. He has been published in the top journals in the organizational studies field. He has extensive experience in managing new centers and securing external funding. He has worked on projects, including M2D2 (Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center) and the National Park Service, with colleagues from engineering and Stacy Szczesiul, a CPE researcher from the College of Education, respectively. As Executive Director at M2D2, he was part of the senior team that helped the center evolve to sustainable, viable initiative. Professor Latham was also instrumental in launching the Manning School of Business’ PhD program and recently co-authored Mastering Strategy by Michael R. Braun & Scott F. Latham.

Andrew Harris
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Harris’s research examines the implementation of public policies at the intersection of criminal justice and human services. He is currently Principal Investigator for a major national study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, investigating law enforcement perspectives on sex offender registration and notification, and also serves as co-PI on a national study evaluating the impacts of registration and notification on youth who have sexually offended. Between 2010 and 2013, he led a major national study funded by the DOJ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and carried out in conjunction with Judy Davidson, a CPE researcher from the College of Education, designed to inform policies and practices concerning teen “sexting” and its related issues.