Harvey Luna

Operations Manager

Center on Research and Evaluation

Harvey Luna


B.A., B.S.F.A. Southern Methodist University


Expressway Tower
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dallas 75206
Box 511



Harvey Luna is Operations Manager at the Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Southern Methodist University. Though his experience comes from across multiple disciplines, he strives to structure programs and projects in a way that is efficient, data-driven, and inclusive of partnership interests.

Before joining CORE, he was part of the Center for Global Health Impact, where his experience involved coordinating with the George W. Bush Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, World Health Organization, and the Zambian Ministry of Health as part of an international collaboration on cervical cancer solutions.

As Project Manager at CORE, Harvey is primarily involved in international teacher professional development as part of the Galápagos project, a multi-year evaluation. In this capacity, Harvey coordinates with the Galapagos Conservancy and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education to realize evaluation and data collection efforts for the project involving over 300 teachers and school administrators, subject-specific experts, and other stakeholders.

Harvey is passionate about data analytics, public policy, team development, and organizational design. He is also interested in data-driven approaches that informs program evaluation and mixed methods research design.

Harvey obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Economics with Financial Applications from Southern Methodist University.

Professional Presentations 

Wright, A., MacPherson, G., Murat, M., Gallegos, E., Luna, H. (2022). Data on the Move: Lessons We Are Learning
from the Expanded Learning Information System. National Afterschool Association. Washington, D.C.

Roman, D., del Rosal, K., Luna, H. (2020). Intercultural Bilingual Education School and Migrant Indigenous Populations:
The Case of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Roman, D., Luna, H., Gates, Z., Patiño, I. (2019). A Public-Private Partnership Connecting Education Policy with
Environmental and Sustainability Education in Galapagos. Comparative & International Education Society. San
Francisco, CA.

Roman, D., Luna, H., Naranjo, A. (2019). The Challenges and Opportunities of an Intercultural Bilingual Education
School in the Galapagos Islands. Comparative & International Education Society. San Francisco, CA.

Luna, H., Rahim, H. (2017). Applying Empowerment Evaluation Principles for Sustainability in Galapagos. American
Evaluation Association. Washington, D.C.

Rahim, H., Luna, H. (2017). Galapagos Case Study: Balancing Partner Needs and Capacities in Developing Countries.
American Evaluation Association. Washington, D.C.