Gretchen Sheneman

Gretchen Sheneman

Outreach Specialist, Community Evaluation Programs


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Gretchen is an outreach specialist with Michigan State University's Community Evaluation Programs focusing on Michigan's Great Start Readiness Program and other out-of-school time programming. She joined UOE in 2024 with more than 17 years of experience as an evaluator for a variety of local, state, and federal grants and other programming focused on improving the lives of children, youth, and families.

Gretchen earned a Master of Social Work in organizational and community practice from Michigan State University in 2004 and has taught graduate- and undergraduate-level classes at MSU in research methods, statistics, and program evaluation. She enjoys findings ways to expand her data visualization skills and equity-based program evaluation methods, while supporting programs that elevate the voices of lived experience while focusing on social justice issues.

Recent Publications

De Guzman, A., Leake, R. & Sheneman, G. (2022). Evaluating NCWWI’s University-Agency Partnerships. In G. Anderson and K. Briar-Lawson (Eds.), Strategic Child Welfare Agency-University Partnerships to Advance Workforce Development (pp. 187 -216). Child Welfare League of America Press.

Recent Reports

Villagrana, K., Sheneman, G., & Prout, K. (March 2024). Michigan Department of Health and Human Services In-Service Child Welfare Training Initiative 2023 Cohort Final Evaluation Report

Anderson, G., Sheneman, G., & Prout, K. (March 2023). Michigan Department of Health and Human Services In-Service Child Welfare Training Initiative 2022 Cohort Final Evaluation Report