Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships
Center on Research and Evaluation
M.Ed., Southern Methodist University
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dylan Farmer has worked with the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University since 2009, originally serving as a research associate in the Institute for Evidence-Based Education and a Senior Program Manager at the Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE). As the Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships at CORE, Dylan focuses on developing client relationships with key community public school, nonprofit and philanthropic partners. In addition, Dylan oversees a portfolio of research and evaluation projects, primarily focusing in the areas of early childhood education and after-school and summer programming. Past projects include the development of computer adaptive assessments, collective impact evaluation, program development, program feasibility and effectiveness studies, Item Response Theory, and concurrent and predictive validity studies.
Since joining CORE in 2013, Dylan has developed a passion for collaboration with community partners and leveraging partnership, data interoperability, legal infrastructure, and formative evaluation to create systems for data-informed continuous improvement aimed at helping youth and families in underserved communities gain access to quality education and social-sector program services. In addition to being a certified EC-6 classroom teacher, she is proficient in program evaluation, advanced quantitative research methods, instrument design, large-scale data collection, database management, and programming language for statistical data analysis. Dylan has a Master of Education (2011) and a B.S. in Sociology with a focus on Markets and Culture (2009) from Southern Methodist University.