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Jessica Sperling to Discuss Careers in Assessment and Evaluation

Jessica Sperling to Discuss Careers in Assessment and Evaluation

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Jessica Sperling gives a workshop to nonprofit staff.MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Jessica Sperling, Ph.D., is Lead, Evaluation & Engagement for the Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). Jessica will discuss her path to a career in evaluation — an area of work that utilizes Ph.D. conceptual and empirical training in applied settings. She will also discuss how interested postdocs could gain experience in evaluation through SSRI.

She is dedicated to developing community-engaged and applied research, improving programs through responsive and collaborative evaluation, as well as developing educational programming with hands-on learning opportunities. Prior to joining SSRI, she was a Research Analyst in the CUNY Office of Research, Evaluation, and Program Support and also managed the research and evaluation program for StoryCorps, where she developed an overall framework for evaluation, as well as specific data collection and analysis projects.

Sperling holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she focused on immigration, race/ethnicity, and inequality and was funded by the NSF, the Social Science Research Council, and Zeit Stiftung/Bucerius. As a sociologist, Jessica brings a focus on institutions and social structure to her work, and she appreciates being actively engaged in solutions to social problems.

Bagels and coffee will be provided. Register now.

Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at


Carpenter Reading Room, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Room 249)

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This event is part of the 2017-18 Academic Job Search Series, sponsored by The Graduate School, Versatile Humanists at Duke, the Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


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Durham, NC 27705

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