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Full Name
Kavita Mittapalli
School/Organization
MN Associates, Inc.
Job Title
CEO
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Program Affiliation: Other
Evaluator
Bio

MN Associates, Inc. (MNA) is a woman-owned, small business based in Northern VA that specializes in providing education research and program evaluation services to clients across the nation.  Established in 2004, MNA is headed by Kavita Mittapalli, Ph.D. who has over 18 years of experience in conducting research and evaluation for various programs and initiatives for not-for-profit, for-profit; state and higher education agencies and institutions. Through extensive training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, design, statistical analyses, program management, technical assistance, and decision-making skills, MNA’s team of five evaluators provides thorough, accurate, and timely information on the implementation, effectiveness, and efficiency of program services. Our work is guided by the principles of American Evaluation Association (AEA, 2004, 2014). Currently, MNA is evaluating the following grants and programs/initiatives in the P-20 systems: Literacy, STEM education, comprehensive reform efforts, college and career readiness, gifted and talented education, workforce development, arts integration, teacher quality, education technology, early childhood education, arts integration, and formal and informal learning and after-school programs. Our work is primarily supported by state and federally-funded grants that include the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, US Department of Labor, US Department of Transportation, Department of Defense Education Activity, Private Foundations, Non-Profit Organizations, and others. Since its inception, MNA has completed 207 technical reports, published 25 research findings-summaries and publications in various peer- reviewed journals, written a book and has contributed chapters in four books and handbooks and has presented in various regional and national conferences.   

 

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