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Evan Rhinesmith, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Evaluation
SLU PRiME Center


  • Ph.D., Education Policy, University of Arkansas
  • M.Ed., Elementary Education, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., History, Wabash College

Practice Areas

  • K-12 and Higher Education Policy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Meta-Analysis

Research Interests

  • Postsecondary access and outcomes
  • College remedial/developmental coursework
  • Teacher quality and evaluation

Honors and Awards

  • Meta-Analysis Training Institute at Loyola University Chicago, Institute for Education Sciences, 2019
  • Institute on Community-Engaged Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education/Lumina Foundation, 2018 
  • Emerging Education Policy Scholar, Thomas B. Fordham Institute/American Enterprise Institute, 2017
  • Leadership Fellow, Archdiocese of Washington D.C. Leadership Academy, 2013
  • Service Through Teaching Fellow, Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame, 2011-2013