About Dr. Nina Gilbert, Ed.D.
Dr. Nina Gilbert, Ed.D. is Vice President of Organizational Capacity Building. She earned her doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. She received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University and a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia. She holds a Georgia Professional Standards certification in Educational Leadership-Tier II. She is also certified in six categories, of which four are in Special Education (behavior disorders, language arts, science, social science, and history).
Dr. Gilbert has over 25 years of service in traditional urban public schools, the charter school sector and higher education. She was an adjunct faculty member at Mercer University’s Tift College of Education and Morehouse College, where she served at the Senior Advisor on Education Reform at the Morehouse Research Institute.
Dr. Gilbert is an education strategist and consultant to numerous profit and non-profit organizations. She is founder of a non-profit that is a think-tank for African-American education entrepreneurs and social innovators.
Prior to entering education, Dr. Gilbert worked as a clinician in the behavioral health sector where she provided services to children and adolescents in long and short-term psychiatric treatment centers. Dr. Gilbert is currently working on projects that explore and minimize the negative effects of trauma and toxic stress on students’ academic performance.
Dr. Gilbert is a Scholar-Practitioner. She blends cultural anthropology, social entrepreneurship and design thinking methodologies to transform public education. Her scholarship uses collaborative autoethnography and appreciative inquiry to reframe problems and counter the deficits-based narratives frequently associated with students and communities of color.
- Ed.D. in Educational and Organizational Leadership
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.