Improving Organizational Programs and Services
Conducting Rigorous Research
Our Vision is to improve entry, retention, and college completion rates of all students with greater focus on low-income and minority populations by supporting educational programs and services.
Who We Are
We conduct small- and large-scale research and evaluation studies using culturally responsive evaluation approaches. We recognize that geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and social class factors are important considerations when developing an evaluation protocol. We recognize the importance of diversity among our staff to ensure the design of culturally responsive evaluation protocols.
In addition, we use sophisticated data collection approaches to increase response rates by considering social factors, the survey setting, and the social climate. Our evaluation team has advanced skills in designing research and evaluation protocols.
Our Mission is to improve the educational well-being of populations by partnering with organizations that are focused on closing the achievement gap, providing programs and services designed to promote student engagement, and creating welcoming environments.
Dr. Chad Kee’s personal experience and passion for education inspired him to found WhitworthKee. Dr. Kee was a first-generation college student who attended a predominantly White institution (PWI). As an undergraduate, he struggled not only financially and academically, but also with accurately interpreting the college environment and expectations. He persevered due to support from various campus programs, services, faculty, and staff. He seeks to apply his personal and professional experiences to promote improved outcomes for students.
The WhitworthKee team of professional staff and consultants believe that supporting educational institutions will promote successful implementation of services, improve students’ college and career readiness, and expand access to local and national resources for educators.
We believe that productive educational environments and effective programs will generate opportunities for students to become economically and socially responsible citizens.
We gladly accept opportunities to establish partnerships that advance educational practices, promote creative strategies, and create change that will improve engagement and outcomes.
Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the impact of educational services and improve retention, persistence, and completion rates among college students.