Elizabeth Adams

STEM Research Manager

Elizabeth Adams

Center on Research and Evaluation


Ph.D., North Carolina State University


Expressway Tower
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dallas 75206
Box 750511



Elizabeth Adams earned her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Her research interests focus on quantitative program evaluation, STEM education, and measurement. Her dissertation research examined the effect of a middle school STEM initiative on students' cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes using instrumental variables and propensity score analysis. She earned her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation. Her work in measurement has primarily focused on developing and validating measures of teaching quality such as daily teacher instructional logs. Dr. Adams taught fourth grade from 2007-2010 and worked as an evaluation consultant from 2014-2017 in Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is extremely passionate about research and evaluation in schools.