Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

March 20, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Zoom

This virtual speaker panel will describe how to engage community members in the analysis of quantitative data. The speakers, which include researchers, community partners, and policymakers from the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, will describe the processes used to involve all partners in the psychometric analyses of secondary data from the American Indian and Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey data.

Topics of discussion will include: 

  • An overview of the Community of Learning approach used by the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center
  • A description of the cyclical processes used to engage all partners in the analysis of quantitative data
  • Hearing community partners describe their experiences with these processes
  • Strategies for in-person and virtual implementation


  • Jessica Barnes-Najor, Ph.D., Director for Community Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, Michigan State University
  • Ann Cameron, Head Start Program Director, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
  • Christine Sims, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Linguistics/American Indian Education, University of New Mexico
  • Lana Garcia, Early Childhood Education Program Manager, Pueblo of Jemez
  • KyungSook Lee, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Center for Alaska Native Health Research, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Diana Cournoyer, Executive Director, National Indian Education Association
  • Lisa Martin, Senior Research Associate, Center for Indigenous Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Neda Senehi, Society for Research on Child Development Federal Executive Branch Policy Fellow, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nancy Asdigian, Research Assistant Professor, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health