Research & Evaluation
The mission of the Research and Evaluation unit at TUH is to improve individual, organizational, and community capacity and decision-making through data collection and analysis.
Heather Goldsworthy, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation
Dr. Goldsworthy is an evaluation research specialist with over 7 years’ experience in government, non-profit, and education fields. She received her doctorate in Social Ecology from the University of California – Irvine, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Washington State University. Heather’s key area of expertise is evaluation of both program impact and implementation using mixed methods for data collection and analysis. She is Bronze Level certified in the Kirkpatrick Method of Evaluation.
Morgan Goodling, MSW
Ms. Goodling has over a decade of experience in direct service work, including employment as a sexual assault therapist and advocate, mobile therapist, and behavior specialist consultant for children. She has a master’s degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University, where she served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Institutional Research. Morgan also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW
Ms. Reardon brings a unique combination of professional experiences in writing, social work, and evaluation to the R&E team at TUH. She contributes to multiple evaluation projects and works with organizations to increase their capacity to measure and improve their effectiveness. A former full-time journalist, Christina continues to write on a freelance basis. She is an editorial advisor at Social Work Today magazine, and has written articles on a wide variety of topics, including behavioral health, aging, technology, and social work education. Christina earned her master’s degree in social work from Temple University, and her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University.
Tamar Wallace, MS
Ms. Wallace graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Masters in Human Development and Family Studies, where she focused on Positive Youth Development and Prevention and Intervention. Her research and evaluation work focus on understanding and reducing the impact of the opioid epidemic through prevention, collaboration, data collection and analysis, harm reduction, and education. Tamar serves on the board of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The Research and Evaluation team at TUH is ready to assist you with your program evaluation needs, whether you want to assess your program’s impact on your community, examine the integrity of your program processes, or satisfy the requirements of a grant. Some of the services we can provide include:
Program evaluation design, execution, and management
Program fidelity monitoring
Community needs assessment
Data collection and analysis assistance