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Jenifer O. Corn, Ph.D. As the Director of Evaluation Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University, Dr. Corn serves as PI of several large, statewide evaluation and research studies of innovations in schools and community college settings, including leading the evaluation of initiatives funded under North Carolina’s Race to the Top grant. Her current responsibilities include managing the process and day-to-day operations of evaluation projects by providing leadership for 20 researchers and graduate students; overseeing budgets; serving as the primary liaison between school personnel, project team members, graduate assistants, and the faculty members; overseeing all data gathering, data management, and data analysis activities related to the project; managing the production of reports for participants, the funding agencies, and interested educators, researchers, and policymakers; and is also centrally involved with presentations and publications arising from the projects, and contributes to proposals for additional evaluation projects. Her research interests focus on scale, evaluation capacity building, data literacy, leadership, professional development,infrastructure, and evaluation for technology-enhanced innovations in public education settings. Dr. Corn completed her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in instructional technology at NC State University, Raleigh, NC in May 2008.