Adrienne DiTommaso

Cincinnati, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution and Major:
BA (Anthropology, Criminology), University of Miami, Miami, FL

Graduate Institution and Major:
MPA (Policy Analysis, Economic Development), Indiana University- School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN

Relevant Professional Experience:
Senior Evidence and Data Use Specialist, Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, D.C. (2012-2018)

Research Interests:
My research areas of interest are criminal justice policy and economic development. Within criminal justice, I am interested in sentencing and re-entry policies. I am also interested in the application of quantitative methods within program evaluation and policy analysis, specifically quasi-experimental methods and techniques for dealing with small samples. My prior work experience in the federal government, working directly with non-profits, has led to a sustained interest in evidence, evaluation, and evaluation capacity building in the non-profit sector.

Funded Appointments:
  • Teaching Assistant (Ohio State University): Multivariate Regression Analysis; Graduate Capstone Research
  • Teaching Assistant (Indiana University): Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Program Evaluation

Selected Conference Presentations:
  • DiTommaso, A. (2017). “How Grantmaking Organizations Can Use a Bundled Approach to Inform Effective Grantmaking and Support Grantees”. American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C.
  • DiTommaso, A. (2016). “AmeriCorps Member Development: Theory Validation”. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Washington, D.C.

Selected Publications:
  • DiTommaso, A., Hyde, M., and Epstein, D. (2017). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative in a Federal Context. Evaluation Review. Accepted for Fall, 2018.
  • Spera, C., Ghertner, R., Nerino, A., & DiTommaso, A. (2015). Out of work? Volunteers Have Higher Odds of Getting Back to Work. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 44(5), 886-907.

Professional Affiliations:
  • Member, Association for Research on Non-Profit and Voluntary Association (ARNOVA)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association (AEA)
  • Member, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

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