About Dr. Heather Pleasants, Ph.D.
Dr. Heather Pleasants is a Qualitative Analyst at ILC. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Language, Literacy and Learning from Michigan State University.
She has worked in higher education and community contexts for the past sixteen years. Dr. Pleasant’s skill set also includes program evaluation, project development and management, expertise in community-based scholarship (esp. community-university collaboration and family-school-community partnerships), and digital storytelling.
She has provided qualitative data collection and analysis to ILC for 10 years. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and instructor of qualitative research methods. Her scholarship focuses on issues of voice, leadership, storytelling and identity, particularly as these are connected to the lives and experiences of individuals who have been historically marginalized. Her most recent publication is “Community-Based Mulitliteracies and Digital Media Projects: Questioning Assumptions, Exploring Realities” (co-edited with Dana Salter, published by Peter Lang, 2014).
Dr. Angelicque Tucker Blackmon, Ph.D.
I design evaluation studies that use mixed methods research and human centered data collection strategies to show program performance and impacts.
Dr. Nina Gilbert, Ed.D.
I am a Qualitative Analyst and Scholar-Practitioner. My scholarship uses collaborative autoethnography and appreciative inquiry to reframe problems and counter the deficits-based narratives frequently associated with students and communities of color.
Dr. Nicole Barned, Ph.D.
I am a Data Analyst for ILC. I conduct SPSS analysis. My research is on examining the knowledge and attitudes of early childhood preservice teachers regarding the Inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Heather Pleasants, Ph.D.
I am a Qualitative Data Analyst for ILC. I conduct qualitative data analysis and support external evaluation projects. My scholarship focuses on issues of voice, storytelling, leadership and identity.
Dr. Muhsinah Holmes Morris, Ph.D.
I am a Data Analyst for ILC. I conduct SPSS analysis. I also tutor high school and college students in chemistry. I am passionate about studying natural cures for infectious and chronic diseases.
I am a Data Visualization Specialist at ILC. I create qualitative and quantitative data visuals for ILC evaluation projects. I have been providing services to ILC for 2 years and enjoy seeing data represented through various visuals.
I am a Data Entry Specialist at ILC. I enter and organize qualitative and quantitative data for ILC evaluation projects. I have been providing services to ILC for 4 years and enjoy ensuring the quality and integrity of data.
Dr. Franita Ware, Ph.D.
I am a Qualitative Data Analyst for ILC. I collect qualitative data to external evaluation projects. I make sure data collection activities are culturally responsive and adhere to rigorous qualitative data analysis.