CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Callie Womble Edwards is an innovative research administrator with over a decade in executing high-quality educational research and evaluation, and demonstrated expertise supervising and training educational researchers.

June 2022 - Present

ACTING DIRECTOR,
PROGRAM EVALUATION AND EDUCATION RESEARCH

​The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

  • Provide leadership and management for the PEER Group, which consists of highly specialized and multifaceted research and evaluation programs.

  • Lead the submission of proposals for external sponsored funding, serves as principal investigators on sponsored projects while also directing and managing the work of Research Scholars, Research Associates, and Graduate Research Assistants.

  • Won the 2022 NC State University Award for Excellence at the College level and University Level 


Additional Appointments

  • Associate Director, Program Evaluation and Education Research (March 2021 - Present)

  • Research Associate (November 2018 -  February 2021)

November 2021- Present

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR,
ED LEADERSHIP, POLICY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

NC State College of Education

  • Teach doctoral level qualitative research methods courses

  • Serve on student qualifying/negotiated exam and dissertation committees

Additional Appointments

  • Adjunct Instructor (August - October 2021 and Janaury 2016 -June 2017)

  • Also served as Guest Lecturer at NC State University, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC), and Philander Smith College (Little Rock, AR).

Teaching Evaluations 

  • "Honestly, outstanding work by Dr. Edwards. By far one of the best instructors I have had during my doctoral journey at NC State"  - Fall 2021, Qual II

  • "Provide Dr. Edwards more sections of this course to teach!" - Fall 2021, Qual II

February 2015 - Present

OWNER & LEAD CONSULTANT

The Life Of A Scholar, LLC.


  • Design, implement, and evaluate coaching and consulting services for students, educators, and organizations 

  • Specialize in dissertation coaching, and research and evaluation capacity building 

June 2021- Present

CO-OWNER & RESEARCH LEAD

​ED Consulting, LLC. 

  • Develop customized e-learning solutions to meet organizational needs.

  • Lead research and evaluation efforts

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December 2017 - November 2018

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

North Carolina Department of Commerce

  •  Analyzed trends using primary and secondary data sources such as employment statistics, performance measures, surveys, focus groups, and interviews

  • Led strategic planning efforts to align workforce programs across schools, universities, community colleges

  • Coauthored NCWorks Commission publications including the first NCWorks Certified Career Pathways Impact Report and the Spotlight on Workforce Innovation series

August 2014 - November 2017

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

NC State Office of Assessment ​

  • Collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data for 42-unit Division of Academic and Student Affairs

  • Authored reports, presentations, and handouts based on Division data

  • Led administration of the annual first-year and transfer student surveys to approx. 6,000 students

  • Provided technical assistance to faculty and staff, including facilitating training sessions

May 2016 - May 2017

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

​NC State Minority Engineering Programs Office

  • Organized logistics for two concurrent summer bridge programs, including parent orientation, on-campus housing, daily academic and co-curricular schedules, and weekly industry site visits 

  • Assisted freshman seminar instructors with instructional planning, class facilitation, and grading 

  • Managed assessment and evaluation efforts within the office 

  

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January 2015 - May 2016

ACADEMIC COACH

​NC State University College - Exploratory Studies

  • Developed customized improvement plans for 3-5 students on academic warning per semester 

  • Facilitated weekly coaching sessions on soft skills, such as time management and study strategies 

  • Administered student assessments: Learning Styles, Values Inventory, Strengths 

May 2015 - August 2015

ON-SITE DIRECTOR (CONTRACT ROLE)

Duke University Talent Identification Program

  • Led Wake Forest site as chief administrator (43-person staff and 376 middle school students)

  • Directly supervised the on-site administrative staff

  • Planned and implemented staff training and orientation

  • Managed site budget, including expense requests and petty cash

  • Reviewed student and staff disciplinary infractions

Staff Evaluation

"Her ability to multitask and keep her focus in high stress situations. She also demonstrated patience and professionalism with all parents, staff, and students. Her leadership style commands respect without negating her as a resource. She was also approachable, honest, direct, and caring. I think her greatest strength is her willingness to reflect on her own performance and constantly search for areas for improvement"

May 2012 - May 2014

STUDENT WELLNESS SPECIALIST

​UNC Student Wellness 

  • ​Designed, implemented, and evaluated innovative multi-level interventions to address priority health issues and determinants of adverse health impacts based on assessment data

  • Reviewed grant applications to provide funding to student groups promoting wellness

  • Recruited and trained undergraduate students as grassroots wellness advocates

  • Advised peer education organizations

  • Initially hired as Health Outreach Specialist (2012-2013), transitioned to Student Wellness Specialist

Additional Appointments

  • Research Assistant, Department of Health Behavior (January 2014 - May 2014)

  • Mixed Methods Researcher, UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health (May 2013 - October 2013)

  

August 2013 - April 2014

CONSULTANT

 Orange County Government 

  • Adapted a senior leadership curriculum to address the information and service gaps among Orange County’s aging population

  • Planned and facilitated a 12-training-session curriculum for older adults

  • Designed and conducted process and outcome evaluation of the adapted intervention using qualitative and quantitative methods

May 2011 - May 2012

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERN

NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina

Expanded reproductive rights advocacy via: research, community partnership building, and health communication.
• Research: Supervised a team of volunteers for community need analyses; collected and analyzed data.
• Community Partnership Building: Collaborated with statewide organizations to support reproductive rights (e.g. student health fairs, Pride festivals, etc).
• Health Communication: Developed educational materials to disseminate to the general public about reproductive rights and public health.