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Kristen Rohanna

Associate Adjunct Professor
Kristen Rohanna
Kristen Rohanna

Moore Hall
405 Hilgard Ave. Rm. 3101B
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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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.