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Jodi Petersen, Ph.D.

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Position

Assistant Professor

Email

jpete@msu.edu

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Area of Interest

Evaluation capacity building; systems change; community data; social justice; poverty/basic needs provision; education; youth development/child welfare

Faculty Information

Dr. Jodi Petersen has a doctorate in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University and a certification in college teaching.  Jodi’s work focuses on helping nonprofit and public organizations define, gather, and use data to increase their impact. She is passionate about social justice and equity. She has expertise in systems change, facilitation, qualitative and quantitative data, and participatory research and evaluation methods. Jodi is an applied community psychologist and owns a research and evaluation consulting business based in West Michigan.   Jodi specializes in low-barrier ways to help nonprofits get the information they need to make informed decisions and increase their impact. She takes an intentionally participatory and utilization focused approach to her work.  The topics of her research and evaluation work include youth development, child welfare, juvenile justice, poverty/basic needs access, and workforce development.  She also serves on several local and state nonprofit boards as well as a local public school board of education.

Featured Projects and Reports

Served as an evaluator and consultant to a residential foster care program, with the goal of assessing organizational culture over time and how that culture links to outcomes.  This role involved understanding the culture of the organization, developing objective measures to assess culture at various time points, assessing how new staff members are acculturated, and consulting on opportunities to shift the culture to one that is better predictive of positive youth, staff, and system outcomes.

 

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Position

Assistant Professor

Email

jpete@msu.edu

Social Media

Area of Interest

Evaluation capacity building; systems change; community data; social justice; poverty/basic needs provision; education; youth development/child welfare
   

Dr. Jodi Petersen has a doctorate in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University and a certification in college teaching.  Jodi’s work focuses on helping nonprofit and public organizations define, gather, and use data to increase their impact. She is passionate about social justice and equity. She has expertise in systems change, facilitation, qualitative and quantitative data, and participatory research and evaluation methods. Jodi is an applied community psychologist and owns a research and evaluation consulting business based in West Michigan.   Jodi specializes in low-barrier ways to help nonprofits get the information they need to make informed decisions and increase their impact. She takes an intentionally participatory and utilization focused approach to her work.  The topics of her research and evaluation work include youth development, child welfare, juvenile justice, poverty/basic needs access, and workforce development.  She also serves on several local and state nonprofit boards as well as a local public school board of education.

Served as an evaluator and consultant to a residential foster care program, with the goal of assessing organizational culture over time and how that culture links to outcomes.  This role involved understanding the culture of the organization, developing objective measures to assess culture at various time points, assessing how new staff members are acculturated, and consulting on opportunities to shift the culture to one that is better predictive of positive youth, staff, and system outcomes.

 

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