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Jenifer Corn


  • Researcher, Evaluator 


Jenifer O. Corn, Ph.D. As the Director of Evaluation Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, Dr. Corn serves as PI of several large, statewide evaluation and research studies of innovations in K-12 schools and districts, 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 and 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 the LEAs and schools participating in the study, 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. 


project management, program evaluation, research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, instrument development and validation for educational innovations focused on leadership, professional development, teaching and learning, and technology infrastructure.


Stanhope, D. S., & Corn, J. O. (in press). Acquiring teacher commitment to 1:1 initiatives: The role of the technology facilitator. Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
Faber, M., Corn, J., Howard, E., & Walton, M. (2013). Golden LEAF STEM initiative evaluation: Year 2 report. (Golden LEAF Evaluation Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University. Available from
Corn, J., Bryant, L., Maxfield, J., Walton, M., Patel, R. Weiss, S.P., Parker, B., Kellogg, S., Smart, A., Barrett, N., Marks, J., & Patterson, T. (2013). Second annual Race to the Top evaluation report part I-Statewide face-to-face professional development formative evaluation. (NC Race to the Top Report). Raleigh, NC: Consortium for Educational Research and Evaluation - North Carolina. Available from