Profile: Cori Groth
Dr. Cori Groth is the associate director for the Utah Educational Policy Center at the University of Utah where she is involved in educational research and school improvement at both the preK-12 and higher education levels. She also serves as an adjunct associate professor, teaching courses in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy. Her UEPC work involves working closely with local schools and districts to support their school improvement efforts. It also includes the planning and coordinating of policy analyses and program evaluations on educational issues in both preK-12 and higher education; establishing and maintaining relationships with local and state educational leaders in preK-12 and higher education, legislative leadership, and local and state community-based groups who focus on educational issues; organizing research, policy and practice convenings and forums; and seeking, applying for, and managing grants to conduct policy analysis and program evaluations.
Cori has a sociology background and has experience in the design and coordination of a variety of evaluation research studies of statewide, cross-state, and local educational interventions in public schools and higher education, afterschool and other youth development programs, and professional development programs for educators. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the University Council of Educational Administration, and the American Evaluation Association. Locally she has been involved in the Utah Afterschool Network as a board member, past president, and now as an advisory board member. She earned a Ph.D. and B.S. from the University of Utah and a M.A. from Arizona State University.