Maggie Dunlop, PhD

Maggie Dunlop, BA, MA, PhD, is Evaluation Scientist at the Martin Family Initiative. Dr. Dunlop completed her doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto specializing in language assessment. Her dissertation focussed on how adult immigrant English language learners in Canada process and use feedback on their English reading skills. She previously completed her master’s studies at the George Washington University, Washington DC specializing in language education policy and program evaluation for education initiatives. Maggie has over 12 years’ experience working internationally, including in East Asia, Europe, North America and other regions, on program evaluation and research initiatives that have mainly aimed to improve language and literacy learning outcomes for a range of learners. Maggie applies expertise in a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and methods of inquiry in her work, and typically uses mixed methods in evaluation planning and research design.

  • Technical expertise: Program evaluation, quantitative/mixed methods research studies, test development and psychometrics
  • Domain expertise: Language assessment and learning, multilingual and resource-restricted contexts, emerging technologies, education policy