Improving Organizational Programs and Services
Conducting Rigorous Research
Our Vision is to improve entry, retention, and college completion rates of all students with a greater focus on low-income and minority populations by supporting educational programs and services.
Who We Are
We specialize in primary research, program evaluation, and the provision of technical assistance related to program development and implementation. Our experience includes developing and executing customized research protocols, designing survey instruments, collecting data to inform practice, and providing easy-to-read reports on campus climate and other education-related issues. We are an education consulting firm. As consultants, we choose to think outside of the box to provide excellent services and offerings to our clients. As a result, we define education in non-traditional terms. For WK our work is contextualized by defining education as an opportunity to learn, grow, and refine as an organization as well as an individual to promote positive outcomes and achieve the desired goals.
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.