Diane M. Monrad, Ph.D.
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests: Program evaluation, school climate, school accountability, improvement of low-performing schools, and school leadership
Diane M. Monrad, Ph.D. is the director of the South Carolina Educational Policy Center in the College of Education at USC-Columbia and a research associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Learning Design, and Inquiry. Monrad has extensive research experience in program evaluation, educational policy analysis, and assessment of educational reform programs. She is currently a principal investigator for the evaluation of South Carolina's Reading First (SCRF) program and the Center's ongoing study of school climate. She also has expertise in research methodology and instrument development; establishing team relationships, and consensus building with diverse groups.