Jodi F. Paroff
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Policy

Jodi Paroff is an independent program evaluation consultant.  She most recently participated in research documenting the quality of infant and toddler childcare for the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers.  Paroff works in education, adolescent development, and social services with previous evaluation consulting for the Metrowest Community Health Foundation, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Newark Public Schools, the University of Pennsylvania and the American Museum of Natural History.

Ms. Paroff is committed to participatory evaluation for small non-profit organizations.  She works collaboratively with agency leadership and staff so that they are the driving force behind evaluation design and subsequent organizational change.  Paroff is also a science teacher and a writing coach, and follows innovations in science and math education.  She earned her BS in Biology from Cornell University and her MPA from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

Semester Course
Spring 2014 PADM-GP.2171.003 Program Analysis and Evaluation

This course serves as an introduction to those evaluation tools most commonly used to assess the performance of publicly funded programs, in both the public and private sector. Topics include developing and assessing program theory, implementation and process assessment, methods of impact evaluation, and efficiency analysis (cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis). The focus is on critical analysis and understanding of both the underlying programs and their evaluations.


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Spring 2013 PADM-GP.2171.003 Program Analysis and Evaluation

This course serves as an introduction to those evaluation tools most commonly used to assess the performance of publicly funded programs, in both the public and private sector. Topics include developing and assessing program theory, implementation and process assessment, methods of impact evaluation, and efficiency analysis (cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis). The focus is on critical analysis and understanding of both the underlying programs and their evaluations.


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Fall 2012 PADM-GP.2171.002 Program Analysis and Evaluation

This course serves as an introduction to those evaluation tools most commonly used to assess the performance of publicly funded programs, in both the public and private sector. Topics include developing and assessing program theory, implementation and process assessment, methods of impact evaluation, and efficiency analysis (cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis). The focus is on critical analysis and understanding of both the underlying programs and their evaluations.


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