Mark J Graham

Research Scientist


Mark Graham directs program evaluation initiatives as part of a national effort to transform undergraduate science teaching. His primary responsibility is evaluation of the National Academics Summer Institutes for Undergraduate Education with financial support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As co-PI, he also directs a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported investigation of the Summer Institutes’ impact on faculty teaching and student achievement. Dr. Graham regularly consults with Yale departments and offices on how to evaluate the success of a program or initiative. Dr. Graham received a B.A. with honors (magna cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. His prior experience includes a one-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported post-doctoral traineeship, and then seven years as director of education research at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. At Yale since 2011, Dr. Graham has assumed positions of increasing responsibility and evaluation project management. He has published peer-reviewed articles on evaluation, assessment, and student persistence in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. At New Haven Reads, Mark works as a volunteer with New Haven K-12 kids on their reading skills and homework.

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