Kendra Thompson-Dyck, Ph.D., is a research affiliate of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW). She currently serves as the Senior Research Analyst in Assessment & Research at the University of Arizona where her work supports institution-wide data collection and assessment to improve student experiences and outcomes.
Dr. Thompson-Dyck is an experienced applied research proficient in quantitative, qualitative, and spatial methods. Her past collaborations include large-scale research and evaluation projects on community infrastructure and youth well-being in Arizona and cross-nationally, funded by the National Science Foundation and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Currently, she serves as a program evaluator on a $3 million Department of Education grant for Project Outreach FAMILIA which aims to strengthen STEM education and college-going resources for low-income, Hispanic high school students.
Authored and co-authored work by Dr. Thompson-Dyck appears in the Crime and Delinquency (forthcoming), Journal of Urban Affairs, Children and Youth Services Review, and Drug Court Review and has been featured at scholarly conferences and invited talks nationally and internationally including the International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan and annual meetings of the American Sociological Association and Urban Affairs Association.
She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in Sociology from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Seattle Pacific University.