Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead (She/Her/Hers)

Associate Professor

Educational Psychology

Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead is accepting graduate students for Fall 2024.

To learn more about Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead’s evaluation and research work, please visit her lab website.

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Current Projects:

  • Fostering Computational Thinking through Neural Engineering Activities in High School Biology Classes
  • External Evaluation of the Early Childhood Personnel Equity Center
  • UConn Office of Outreach & Engagement Needs Assessment
  • Systematic Review of Youth Participatory Evaluation Studies
  • The Applicability of Natural Language Processing Techniques in Evaluation

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Psychology (Evaluation and Research Methods Concentration), Claremont Graduate University, 2009
  • M.A., Psychology (Evaluation and Organizational Behavior Concentration), Claremont Graduate University, 2003
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 2001

Areas of Expertise:

  • Evaluation design
  • Improving evaluation quality
  • Strengthening evaluator education
  • Applied studies of educational policies and interventions designed to promote student learning and equity

Honors and Awards

  • In 2021, Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead was awarded the EvalYouth Award in recognition of her international contributions to evaluation.
  • Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead was the 2014 recipient of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Marcia Guttentag Award, the association’s only early career award.

    Important Service to the Field

    • In January 2023, Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead assumed a 3-year term as co-Editor-in-Chief of New Directions for Evaluation, one of the field’s major journals.
    • In October 2023, Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead joined the editorial board for the American Journal of Evaluation, the field’s most prestigious journal.
    • Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead is a former elected American Evaluation Association board member (2018-2020).

    Recent Publications (Total = 24)

    *Graduate or undergraduate student co-author.

    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B., Schröter, D., & Becho, L. W. (Conditional Accept, American Journal of Evaluation). The garden of evaluation approaches. Pre-print posted at
    • Linnell, D. J., & Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (Accepted). Navigating the boundaries between evaluators and similar applied professionals. Evaluation. Post-print posted at
    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (in press). Evaluation criteria for artificial intelligence. New Directions for Evaluation. Working paper posted at
    • Aldemir, T., Davidesco, I., *Kelly, S. M., Glaser, N., Kyle, A.M., Montrosse-Moorhead, B., & *Lane, K. (2022). Investigating students’ learning experiences in a neural engineering integrated STEM high school curriculum. Education Sciences, 12, 705–974..
    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B., *Gambino, A., Yahn, L., *Fan, M., & Vo, A. T. (2022). Evaluator education curriculum: What ought to be taught in master’s and doctoral programs? American Journal of Evaluation, 43(2), 26–292.
    • *Cintron, D., & Montrosse-Moorhead, B. (2021). Integrating big data into evaluation: R code for topic identification and modeling. American Journal of Evaluation, 43(3), 412–436.
    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B., Ensminger, D., & Roseveare, C. (2021). How do we teach and learn with evaluation cases? New Directions for Evaluation, 172, 53–67.

    Recent Presentations (Total = 66)

    *Graduate or undergraduate student co-author.

    • *Oas, J., Montrosse-Moorhead, B., Davidesco, I., & *Boczar, D. (under review, American Educational Research Association). Using an equity, diversity and inclusion lens to review computational thinking research.
    • *Sutter, A., Montrosse-Moorhead, B., & *Phiri, C. (2023, October). Learning from practice: Scoping review methods and early findings on youth participatory evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B., & *Sutter, A. (2023, October). Building better surveys. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Indianapolis, IN
    • Schröter, D., Montrosse-Moorhead, B., & Becho, L. W. (2023, June). Locating realist evaluation within the garden of evaluation approaches. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Public Policy Association, Toronto, Canada.
    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B., Schröter, D., & Becho, L. W. (2022, June). Shifting how we think about and use evaluation theories, schools and approaches in practice. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the European Evaluation Society, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Montrosse-Moorhead, B., *Freise, L., & Wanzer, D. (2022, April). Who are evaluators? (Re)defining who we are and what we do. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
      Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead
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