Current Projects


COBRE: CNTN Assessment Project
The UNLV Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (CREA) will provide formative and summative evaluation/assessment services to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH) for the NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence: Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (COBRE:CNTN) grant.
Funding: LRCBH/Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health #P20GM109025
Period of Performance: June 1st, 2016 – May 31st, 2020
CREA Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen C. Marchand
CREA Team: Kristine Bragg
CREA Consultant: Dr. Jonathan Hilpert, Georgia Southern University

More information can be found at the CNTN website.

Nevada Department of Education External Outcomes Evaluation Phase Two

In partnership with ACS Ventures and MYS Project & Brand Management, CREA will provide the second phase of an evaluation of programs designed to enhance education across the state of Nevada.

Funding: ACS Ventures/Nevada Department of Education
Period of Performance: December 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2019.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chad Buckendahl
CREA Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen C. Marchand
CREA Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Tiberio Garza, Dr. Joseph Morgan
CREA Team: Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins, Christie Higgins-Gardner

Transitions in Mathematics for Middle School (TIMMS)

CREA will provide services as an external evaluator for the TIMMS project.

Funding: U.S. Department of Education, the Nevada Collaborative Teaching Improvement Program (NeCoTIP)
Period of Performance: January 1st, 2017 – September 28th, 2018.
Principal Investigator: Travis Olson, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Micah Stohlmann, Ph.D.
CREA Role: Evaluator
CREA Team: Gwen Marchand, Ph.D., Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins, Christie Higgins-Gardner