Alice Donlan

alice E Donlan
Director of Research

Alice leads the research, evaluation, and assessment efforts at the TLTC, and collaborates with faculty and programs across campus to understand ways to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Alice's work is informed by her educational psychology background and active program of research, which explores ways to support students from groups with historically lower rates of graduation achieve their educational goals. She presents and publishes empirical research on social support, school engagement, school transitions, adversity, and non-cognitive skills. In addition to her interests in education research and learning, Alice is a passionate and accomplished instructor, and has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in human development and research methodology. 

Alice earned her Ph.D. in Human Development with a specialization in Educational Psychology and a certificate in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, and her B.A. in Psychology from the College of William & Mary. Before joining the TLTC, Alice was a Research Scientist at the Center for Promise at Boston University.