Dana Wanzer is n consultant in southern California, specializing in programs serving children and youth. She holds a Master’s degree in Positive Developmental Psychology and is working towards obtaining her Doctoral degree in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Her research interests involve program evaluation, applied developmental psychology, and positive youth development. Most recently, she is studying how the contexts of programs affect evaluation designs.

Past evaluation experience includes evaluating after-school programs (After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and Montebello Unified School District’s Extended Learning Opportunities) and college access and success programs (Bright Prospect and Degrees of Change). She currently serves as project manager on three youth program evaluations and as senior lab member in two research and evaluation labs in the Claremont Evaluation Center at CGU.

In particular, Dana has extensive experience in advanced statistical techniques. She is well-versed in such techniques as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and more. She has served as a teaching assistant for structural equation modeling and will be serving as a teaching assistant for item response theory in the near future.


To read Dana’s resume, click here: Dana Linnell Wanzer Resume 5.2.17

To read Dana’s full Curriculum Vitae (CV), click here: Dana Linnell Wanzer CV 3.22.18