Invited Speaker Session title: The Fundamentals of Survey Design: A Practical Guide to Designing Effective Surveys
Christine Chavez is the Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Decision Support at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). She has over eighteen years of experience leading and collaborating on survey projects of varying levels of complexity, ranging from surveys involving international field interviews to large-scale national surveys on a variety of topics, including the gendered division of household labor, sexuality, religious and political attitudes, family violence, campus climate, and learning outcomes assessment and evaluation.
In her role as Assistant Vice Provost, she provides campus-wide leadership in the use of data for decision making and planning, oversees internal and external reporting of official university statistics, and leads research studies to inform planning. During her time at LMU, she also served as contingent faculty in sociology and served for over seven years as a member of LMU’s Institutional Review Board.
Christine began her education in survey methodology at the University of Michigan, where she completed her undergraduate studies in sociology while serving as a Survey Technician at Michigan’s Institute for Survey Research. She later completed her Master of Arts in Sociology at Indiana University.
Christine is a self-described survey nerd and even announced her first pregnancy via a self-designed survey in Qualtrics.
Workshop Session title: An overview of matrix-based qualitative analysis
Emily is a qualitative research methodologist serving as Associate Director/Associate Scientist in FHI 360's Behavioral, Epidemiological, and Clinical Sciences division in the Global Health, Population, and Nutrition unit. She brings to these roles 20 years’ experience designing and implementing mixed methods research and evaluations. Her work focuses on health and development, both internationally and domestically, with research on issues including infectious disease (HIV, malaria, polio, TB), maternal and reproductive health, bioethics, economic strengthening, and child protection. Across these areas, she has a specific interest in improving the evidence base for qualitative research methodology. She has conducted over 300 interviews and more than 100 focus groups and has lent her expertise to the design and implementation of capacity strengthening trainings in more than a dozen countries. Emily has also co-authored or -edited several methods textbooks. She received her MA in Applied Anthropology from Northern Arizona University.
Invited Speaker Session title: An Interview with Kaetrena Kendrick on Becoming a Librarian-Researcher
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS earned her M.S.L.S. from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. While known for her work on ethics, equity, diversity and inclusion, and communities of practice in libraries, Kendrick's research on low-morale experiences in library workplaces is recognized as groundbreaking and validating for library employees at all levels. In her daily and long-term work, Kendrick has transformed library programs, services, and culture via creativity, leadership, and advocacy. She is committed to centering well-being, creativity, and empathy in the workplace and promoting career clarity and rejuvenation to workers. In 2019, Kendrick was named the Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.
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