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Chad E. Kee, Ph.D.

Chad E. Kee, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder WhitworthKee Consulting, LLC

Dr. Chad Kee is the founder and CEO of WhitworthKee Consulting. WhitworthKee Consulting is an education consulting firm providing professional development, technical assistance, and research and evaluation services to educational organizations. He holds a master’s degree in Sociology with a focus on urban education and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a higher education concentration. His academic training has equipped him with skills in research and evaluation, educational policies and practices, and postsecondary administration…

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Larry Ebbers, Ph.D.

Larry Ebbers, Ph.D.

Community College Expert and Senior Research Associate

Ebbers is can be considered the “godfather” of community college leaders in Iowa. Ebbers was a member of the faculty at Iowa State University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies for decades…
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Kevin Hylton, Ph.D.

Kevin Hylton, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Kevin Hylton is the Vice President of Research and Evaluation at WhitworthKee Consulting where he is responsible for establishing and directing the company’s research and evaluation priorities…
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John A. Sabatini, Jr, Ph.D.

John A. Sabatini, Jr, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Sabatini’s experiences included preparing institutions for the changes in the higher education environment and the future requirements of its constituents by developing linkages between institutional planning and compliance with regulatory standards, both domestic and international.
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Tatiana Patterson

Tatiana Patterson

Research Assistant and Project Manager

Tatiana Patterson is a Research Assistant and Project Manager at WhitworthKee Consulting where she is responsible for assisting with developing evaluation protocols to include development of logic models, focus group guides, and survey questions.
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Sofia Bahena, PhD.

Sofia Bahena, PhD.

Research Associate

Dr. Bahena’s research interests include K-12 education policy, college access, program evaluation, and scale development. Dr. Bahena has experience working with English/Spanish bilingual communities, parents and families, and conducting both quantitative and…
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Valencia Clement

Valencia Clement

Research Assistant

Valencia Clement is a Haitian-American poet, scholar and consultant from Queens, New York. She is a double alumna of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University where she studied Human and Organizational Development and Higher Education Policy with…
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