Julie Smith

Julie Smith holds a Ph.D. in educational evaluation and research from Wayne State University; a M.P.H. in environmental health science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and a Bachelor’s of Science in physical science and biology from Michigan State University. She is certified to teach secondary education (grades 6-12) in the State of Michigan. Julie has over a decade of experience working in academic (university) and non-profit (museum) institutions as both an internal and external program evaluator; these experiences built upon her previous professional experience in corporate market research. Julie’s areas of expertise include program evaluation and survey research; designing quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments; and in developing appropriate response options to address specific statistical and measurement needs based on study objectives. In addition to quantitative data collection and analysis, she is a trained focus group moderator and interviewer. As an adjunct faculty in the College of Education, Educational Evaluation and Research Department at Wayne State University, Julie has taught graduate-level evaluation, measurement, research and statistics courses. Julie is currently a Research Consultant for SoundRocket, an Ann Arbor based survey research company that specializes in developing and conducting on-line surveys and provides expert consulting for academic institutional research projects and program evaluations.