Dr. Stacie Powers conducts evaluation and research on programs that address youth development at a variety of stages, from cradle to career, as well as programs that promote women’s access to high quality reproductive healthcare.
Stacie’s recent projects include portfolio level evaluations for Girls Inc. of New York City, the Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Atlantic Philanthropies, as well as single program evaluations for the Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. She has directed larger scale randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs for Maine Family Planning; Cleveland Play House; and Dramatic Results, a STEAM education nonprofit. She also contributes to the evaluation of the Bib to Backpack program of the United Way of Southeast Michigan, which is a federal Social Innovation Fund project.
Stacie’s approach is founded in a longstanding support for gender and racial equity, as well as extensive training in interdisciplinary social sciences. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies from Bates College, a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and a doctorate in Communication Science from the University of Connecticut.
Stacie has over 20 years of experience working in diverse settings in education and health. She has previously worked for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Bank Street College of Education, and as a faculty member in the Ohio State University School of Communication. Stacie came to Philliber in 2013 and is an active member of the American Evaluation Association.
Recent Conference Papers Include:
Powers. S.R. 2017. Learning from the social science of empathy: implications for arts and culture evaluations. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference, November 2017.
Powers, S.R. 2017. Tracking New York City College Students into College with StudentTracker. Paper presented at the Eastern Evaluation Research Society Annual Conference, April 2017.
Turner, R.T., Powers, S.R., Reilly, L. 2017. Evaluation of Summer Learning Loss Prevention. Paper presented at the Eastern Evaluation Research Society Annual Conference, April 2017.
Powers, S. R., Turner, R., DiPasquale, P., & Kazmierczak, T. 2016. Fidelity Form Design Extreme Makeover: Teaching Artist Edition. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association
Annual Conference, November 2016.
Powers, S. R. Challenges to the Evaluation Design: Evaluating a Complex Healthcare Intervention in a
Changing Organizational Culture. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association
Annual Conference, November 2016.
Powers, S. R., & Weissenberg, J. The Cost of Response: Lessons Learned from a Health Evaluation in Rural Maine. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, November 2016.
Powers, S. R. Pressure in Numbers: Using Data to Make the Case for School Discipline Reform.
Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, November 2016.
Powers, S. R. Communication and Context: Lessons Learned from an evaluation of School Discipline Reform advocacy. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, November 2016.
Hill, G., Kieltyka, E., Powers, S.R. (Presenter), Philliber, S., Weissenberg, J., Neff, J. Integrating Primary Care Services in the Family Planning Clinic: Impact on Reproductive Health Care. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Chicago, IL. October, 2015.
Powers, S. R. Measurements, Assessments, and Outcomes. Webinar presented to the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) as a part of the series on Impact Creativity Professional Development. Online. May 28, 2015.