Dr Callie Womble Edwards

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Research Associate

About Callie

Dr. Callie Womble Edwards is an Educational Researcher with a multidisciplinary background in public health, workforce development, learning outcomes assessment, and program evaluation. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and a M.P.H. in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2018, Dr. Edwards has served as a Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. In this role, she evaluates educational initiatives using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and leads the planning and day-to-day operations for three evaluation projects. Additionally, a major aspect of Dr. Edwards’ work is developing and maintaining effective research-practice partnerships (RPPs) with schools and districts. RPPs provide a new pathway in educational research methodology by engaging researchers and practitioners in collaborative, iterative, and systemic inquiry. Prior to joining the Friday Institute, Dr. Edwards served as a Research Specialist at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and a Research Assistant in the Office of Assessment at NCSU.