Rebecca M. Eddy, Ph.D.
Rebecca is the President of Cobblestone and a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University. She received her doctorate in Applied Cognitive Psychology and has focused her work on applying principles of learning and cognition to evaluation of programs, schools, and curricula. She has worked with community-based organizations, universities, and international corporations. Recent projects include evaluations of U.S. Department of Education (Title V) funded programs such as CoyoteCareers at California State University, San Bernardino and the STEM Pipeline Project at Cal Poly Pomona. She has also evaluated educational curricula in content areas such as Biology, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Click here for an extended biography of Dr. Eddy.
Nancy Hankel, M.A.
Research Associate II
Ms. Hankel earned a Master of Arts in Psychology with a co-concentration in Organizational Behavior and Evaluation degree from Claremont Graduate University. She also graduated from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has worked as a research associate on one current Houghton Mifflin Harcourt efficacy study, and has worked on numerous other curriculum studies in the past. She is skilled in multiple aspects of the research process including data analysis, coding, and reporting. She has experience in interviewing, site visits, instrument development, and site management.
Monique Matelski, M.A.
Research Associate II
Monique holds an M.A. in Psychology and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Applied Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) with a focus in intergroup relations. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology and Sociology from Pennsylvania State University. At Cobblestone, she examines the effectiveness of programs that support low-income and minority students’ success in higher education. Monique is skilled in data analysis, research methodology, instrument development, and report writing.
Ashley Hunt, M.A.
Ashley Hunt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Westmont College. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Psychology with a co-concentration in Health Behavior Research and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and will pursue a doctorate in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods starting in fall 2014. Ashley is very interested in how evaluation theory adapts in caregiving and clinical settings when there is a need to for flexibility, responsiveness, and intuition to the needs of clients. As a Research Assistant at Cobblestone, Ashley assists with evaluation and applied research studies by contributing her skills in observations, survey development, and qualitative/ quantitative analysis and reporting.
Kelly Murphy, Ph.D.
Kelly holds a M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate at Claremont Graduate University. She is a statistics consultant at Cobblestone and has expertise in advanced statistical analyses, including structural equation modeling, confirmatory factor analysis, hierarchal linear modeling, and latent growth curve modeling. In addition to her advanced knowledge of child development and statistics, Kelly has extensive evaluation experience across multiple evaluation contexts, such as curriculum studies, afterschool programs, early childhood education, and the child welfare system. She is also the co-program chair of the American Evaluation Association’s PreK-12 Educational Evaluation Topical Interest Group.
Nicole Porter, M.A.
Data Manager / Technology Coordinator
Nicole is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She received her B.A. in Psychology and Leadership and Organizational Studies from Chapman University, and an M.A. in Psychology with a co-concentration in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation from CGU. Her evaluation and research interests include working with programs aiming to serve underrepresented, underserved, and marginalized populations, evaluator competency development, and research methodology.