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Kristen Rohanna

Associate Adjunct Professor
Kristen Rohanna
Kristen Rohanna
Kristen Rohanna
Associate Adjunct Professor

Kristen Rohanna is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Educational Leadership Program (ELP) and Social Research Methodology (SRM) division. Dr. Rohanna is both a practitioner and scholar, whose work focuses on using evaluation and continuous improvement methods to effect social change, particularly in education.

Teaching and Research Interests


  • Associate Adjunct Professor
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor


  • Ph.D. Education, Social Research Methodology, UCLA
  • M.A. Demographic and Social Analysis, UC Irvine
  • Social Studies Teaching Certificate, Millersville University
  • B.A. History, University of Pittsburgh


  • Rohanna, K. (expected October 2021). Leading change through evaluation: Improvement science in action. Sage.
  • Rohanna, K. (in press). Extending evaluation capacity building theory to improvement science networks. American Journal of Evaluation.
  • Rohanna, K. (2017). Breaking the adopt, attack, abandon cycle: A case for improvement science in K-12 education. New Directions for Evaluation. 153. 65-77.
  • Vo, A.T. Christie, C.A., & Rohanna, K. (2016). Understanding evaluation practice within the context of social investment. Evaluation, 22(4), 470-488.