Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
North Carolina State University
Dr. Corn completed doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in instructional technology at NC State University, Raleigh, NC in May 2008. Much of her course work has included studying current research and practices in the areas of adult learning, curriculum, teachers as adult learners, educational testing and measurement, quantitative and qualitative research methods in education, statistics, design and evaluation of instructional materials, and program evaluation. Her dissertation topic was Investigating the Quality of the School Technology Needs Assessment (STNA) 3.0: A Validity and Reliability Study.
As the Director of Evaluation Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, Dr. Corn serves as Principal Investigator of several large, statewide evaluation and research studies of innovations in diverse educational contexts, including leading the evaluation of initiatives funded under Race to the Top grant and STEM and Workforce Development Initiatives and development of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan. Before joining the Friday Institute team, Dr. Corn worked as Project Coordinator for the Technology in Learning Program at the SERVE Center at UNCG.
Her research interests focus on leadership, professional development, teaching and learning, infrastructure, and evaluation for technology-enhanced innovations in public school settings.
As part of her leadership for the Friday Institute Research and Evaluation Team, she is ultimately responsible for all data gathering, data management, and data analysis activities related to all research and evaluation projects; including managing the production of reports for the LEAs and schools participating in the study, the funding agencies, and interested educators, researchers, and policymakers; and is also centrally involved with presentations and publications arising from the projects.
Dr. Corn serves on as a member of the advisory board to the North Carolina Virtual Public School, NC Public School Forum, and Kenan STEM Teacher Leadership Program.
She will develop and deliver EII 609 Defining Interventions and Using Logic Models and EII 611 Process Evaluations.