OEIE has a professional staff with expertise in evaluation design, strategic planning, project development, quantitative and qualitative methods, data analysis, survey design, and reporting.

Our multidisciplinary team includes professionals from applied foreign language, biology, business administration, communication, counselor education and supervision, criminal justice, curriculum and instruction, developmental psychology, educational psychology, family studies and human services, industrial/organizational psychology, journalism, political science, public administration, public health, social work and sociology. OEIE staff includes research/evaluation associates, research/evaluation assistants, computer/system specialist, and development specialists, along with an accomplished internal business and support staff. All evaluators are members of the American Evaluation Association.


Evaluation Project Management

Cindi Dunn

Cindi Dunn, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Technology
  • M.S. Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Computing
  • B.S. Secondary Mathematics and Business Education
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LeAnn Brosius, M.A.

Assistant Director - Operations and Professional Growth

  • M.A. Communication Studies
  • B.S. Elementary Education, minor in Leadership Studies

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Dee Sanfilippo, M.P.A.

Assistant Director - Strategic Initiatives and Development

  • M.P.A. Public Administration, City Management
  • B.S. Journalism
  • Certified Strategic Doing Workshop Leader

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Laura Wallace, M.B.A.

Staff Assistant

  • M.B.A. Business Administration
  • B.A. Literature
  • B.A. History

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Karissa Bishop

Administrative Assistant

  • Administrative Specialist for Wyoming State Legislature
  • Board of Nursing Administration

Evaluation Design and Methodology

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Adrienne McCarthy, M.S.

Research/Evaluation Associate

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
  • M.S. Criminal Justice
  • B.A. Biochemistry
  • B.A. Sociology

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Besangie Sellars, Ph.D.

Research/Evaluation Associate

  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology
  • B.A. Psychology

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Ian Cummings, M.S.

Research/Evaluation Associate

  • M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • B.S. Psychology, Criminal Justice
  • Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma

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Kristin Wright, M.S.

Research/Evaluation Associate

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S. K-12 School Counseling
  • B.S. 7-12 Mathematics Teaching

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Laurel Schmidt, M.P.H.

Research/Evaluation Associate

  • M.P.H. Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • B.S. Social Work
  • B.S. Conservation Biology

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Michael Miller, Ph.D.

Research/Evaluation Associate

  • Ph.D. Sociology
  • M.S. Sociology
  • B.S. Sociology

Data Collection, Coordination and Reporting

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Christopher Pinzone, Ph.D

Research/Evaluation Assistant

  • Ph.D School Psychology
  • M.A. School Psychology
  • B.A. English
  • B.A. Psychology

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Gloria Laugalis, M.A.

Research/Evaluation Assistant

  • M.A. Psychological Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate Data Analysis
  • B.A. Psychology

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Kelsy Rusk, B.M.

Research/Evaluation Assistant

  • B.M. Music Education
  • M.M.E. Music Education
  • Ed.S. School Leadership

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Lindsay Mason, M.S.

Research/Evaluation Assistant

  • M.P.H. Infectious Disease and Zoonoses
  • B.S. Biology, minor in Agriculture

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Mukesh Bhattarai, M.S.

Research/Evaluation Assistant

  • Ph.D. Environmental Resources & Policy Candidate
  • M.S. Public Policy
  • M.S. Environmental Science
  • B.S. Environmental Science

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Shelby Hunt, M.P.H.

Research/Evaluation Assistant

  • M.P.H. Physical Activity
  • B.S. Athletic Training, minor in Kinesiology

Technical and Development Staff

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Daniel Afzal

Systems Analyst

  • B.S. Biology; minors in Japanese and Asian Studies
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Taylor Doner, M.S.

Devolopment Specialist

  • M.P.A. Public Administration, emphasizing State and Local Government
  • B.S. Political Science, minors in Leadership Studies & Communication Studies

Research Support Staff

Graduate Student Assistants


Abigaile Weiser

Abbie Kummer

Evan Eells

Teng Zhang

Undergraduate Student Assistants


Madisyn Pfizenmaier