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Femi Vance

American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Femi Vance, Ph.D. is a researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR) where she researches and evaluates out-of-school time programs and provides technical assistance to youth development professionals. She has expertise in youth program quality, social and emotional learning, evaluation capacity building, and skill-building in youth programs. She strives to translate her research into practice. She has co-authored practical guides for OST practitioners: Strategies to Promote Non-Cognitive Skills: A Guide for Educators and Youth Developers and Leading the Way to a Successful Professional Learning Community. She has extensive experience providing professional development to OST practitioners on a range of topics such as continuous quality improvement, engaging youth, and coaching staff. She is currently a National Summer Learning Field Consultant, and she serves on the board of the California School-Age Consortium. Dr. Vance holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD. in Educational Policy from UC Irvine.