Jennifer C. Greene is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work focuses on the intersection of social science methodology and social policy and aspires to be both methodologically innovative and socially responsible. Greeneâs methodological research has concentrated on advancing qualitative and mixed methods approaches to social inquiry, as well as democratic commitments in evaluation practice. Greene has held leadership positions in the American Evaluation Association and the American Educational Research Association. She has also provided editorial service to both communities, including a six-year position as co-editor-in-chief of New Directions for Evaluation. Her own publication record includes a co-editorship of the recent Sage Handbook of Program Evaluation and authorship of Mixed Methods in Social Inquiry. Greene is currently the 2011 president of the American Evaluation Association.
Gabriela Juarez is currently the graduate assistant working with Dr. Jennifer Greene on the internal evaluation of the Ethics Project. She is also working on her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology in the College of Education with an emphasis on Program Evaluation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from DePaul University located in Chicago, Illinois. Her research interests lie in exploring the relationship between academic outcomes (i.e., classroom participation, awareness) and health promotion programs and health initiatives implemented in elementary schools.