Tanisha Tate Woodson

Dr. Woodson is an evaluator and social scientist with extensive experience designing, implementing, and managing collaborative projects on a variety of topics, including early childhood education, child welfare, family engagement, and youth development. Across her evaluation portfolio, Dr. Woodson uses culturally responsive and equitable evaluation approaches and methods to address structural inequities that systematically marginalize groups across identities of race, class, and gender. She is committed to a collaborative and participatory evaluation process that elevates the voices of stakeholders and ensures they play a meaningful role in the research and evaluation process. Ultimately, Dr. Woodson aspires to bridge the gap between science and social service by making evaluation research meaningful and accessible to nonprofits, philanthropic entities, and social service systems to drive policy and program improvements. Dr. Woodson earned her Doctorate in Social Welfare at Case Western Reserve University and a Master’s in Public Health Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

What I’m Working On

  • Bridging STEM – 1:1 interviews and data collection
  • Cape Fear Museum – final report of survey findings