Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu, Ph.D. is the associate director for Community Evaluation Programs at the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship. She conducts program evaluation focusing on programming for youth and children participating in academic and enrichment activities outside of K-12 classrooms. She is co-principal investigator for the longstanding evaluation of Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers out-of-school time programs and principal investigator for the evaluation of Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program, which currently provides preschool to one third of Michigan’s 4-year-old children. She also conducts research on youth-driven initiatives that emphasize youth leadership, youth voice, and youth-adult partnerships. She is a member of key coalitions and collaboratives that advocate to strengthen Michigan out-of-school time and preschool networks. In 2018, Dr. Wu was recognized by the National Afterschool Association as one of the most influential people in afterschool research and evaluation.
Research and professional interests include:
- Intervention implementation and impact studies related to children, youth, and families
- Out-of-school time programming and evaluation
- Play, recreation, and youth development
- The development of 21st-century skills and social emotional learning
Wu, H. J., Kornbluh, M., Weiss, J., & Rody, L. (2016). Measuring and understanding authentic youth engagement. Afterschool Matters, 23(Spring), 8–17.
Wu, H-C., Van Egeren, L. A., & Weikart Center TACSS Team. (2016). Frequently asked questions about the Leading Indicators Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.
Wu, H.-C., Van Egeren, L. A., Bates, L., & MSU Evaluation Team. (2017, April). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2015-16 annual report. Michigan Department of Education.
Wu, H. J., & Van Egeren, L. A. (2016). Social-emotional learning in Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool programs linked to improved school behavior. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.
Wu, H. J., Van Egeren, L. A., Bates, L. V. & The MSU Evaluation Team (2016). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation 2014-2015 Annual Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.
Wu, H. C., Van Egeren, L. A., & Bates, L. V. (2015, June). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2013-14 annual report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.
Wu, H. J., Weiss, J., Kornbluh, M., & Roddy, L. (2014). Youth-adult partnership rubric: A tool for professional development and program evaluation in youth settings. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://cerc.msu.edu/yaprubric
Social-emotional learning in afterschool programs linked to improved school behaviors
Wu, H.-C. & Van Egeren , L. A.
Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Recreation and Park Association Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
Turning your training manual into a data collection tool, and vice versa: Quick tips to maximize the use of PDF files
Wu, H.-C. & Van Egeren, L. A. (2016, October). Turning your training manual into a data collection tool, and vice versa: Quick tips to maximize the use of PDF files. Paper presented at the annual American Evaluation Association conference, Atlanta, GA.
Multilevel latent class analysis (MLCA) as an alternative classification method for program evaluation
Chang, C., Maier, K. S., Houang, R. T., Van Egeren, L., & Wu, H. -C.
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association