STEM Shoutout: Dr. Melissa Binder

UNM professor receives grant to continue as director for UNM lab

Associate Professor Melissa Binder received a continuation award for $59,273 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) until the end of August of 2017, for the New Mexico Evaluation Lab @ UNM.

“Many non-profit organizations want to know if their programs are working, but they have limited capacity to collect and analyze the data they need to find out.”

Dr. Binder is the director of the Master in Public Policy program at UNM. She analyzes data on childhood programs and family well-being, amongst other areas in the New Mexico community.

“The Lab brings students, faculty and policy center researchers together with organization staff to build technical data capacity” said Binder.

The lab initiated in the Fall of 2015 also with the help of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


Edited August 16, 2017: Dr. Binder is no longer director of the Institute for Social Research at UNM. She directs the Master in Public Policy program at UNM instead.