Kirsten Keene has more than 9 years of experience in applied social science research and program evaluation. Her research skills include qualitative research methods, data analysis using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software, development of data collection tools, literature reviews, and theories of change and logic models.
Keene supports a number of JBA projects by conducting interviews and observations, coding and analyzing qualitative data, providing evaluation technical assistance, conducting literature reviews, and writing reports. Recent projects include—
- Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building
- Evaluation of the Title I, Part D, Neglected or Delinquent Programs
- Evaluation Technical Assistance for Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations
- Evaluation of the Capacity Building Collaborative
Prior to joining JBA in 2012, Keene provided programmatic, research, and evaluation support to projects focused on HIV/AIDS, art, and community health outreach and education. She received an M.A. in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.