Our mission

The goal of Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead's lab is to contribute to improvements in programs, projects, policies, and systems through research and evaluation.

Our vision is to be a renowned research and evaluation lab.

Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead and those who work in her lab trained in using a range of evaluation approaches, and work with our partners to select the best approach given their context and questions.

Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead believes the methods used in each evaluation should be tailored to the questions asked, and she uses a range of designs, such as case studies, experimental and quasi-experimental, and mixed methods, to carry out the lab's work.

We are experienced in performing research and evaluation.

Under the leadership of Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead, Ph.D., since 2014 we have worked on various evaluation and research projects:

A research study on integrating computational thinking in a high school STEM teacher professional development program funded by the National Science Foundation.

An external evaluation of the National Early Childhood Personnel Equity Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

A prekindergarten regression discontinuity evaluation study funded by the State of Connecticut.

Our Guiding Values


We care about doing the right thing, even when it is the harder thing to do. Our research and evaluation cannot contribute credibly to society unless we consistently address equity; from preplanning to project completion.

Think & Act Rigorously

We care about getting it right, which includes evaluative reasoning. Our clients see us as trustworthy and dependable.

People First

People are at the center of any evaluation. We do what is best for those involved, including those who are new to this work or may not see themselves (yet) in this work.


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The Team

We are a group of individuals who are passionate about helping you meet your evaluation and research needs.

Our lab members during a Zoom call.



Florida State University, Rutgers University, University of Massachusetts


Connecticut General Assembly, National Center for Research on Gifted Education, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

University of Connecticut

UConn affiliated schools and departments include the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Neag School of Education, School of Engineering, CILT, RENZULLI Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development, UConn Office of Outreach and Engagement

Private Organizations

Funders of Our Work

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