Pamela Carter

Pamela Carter, PhD, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, currently serves as the Director of Research for the National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) at FHI 360. She has nearly 30 years of experience in education, with the last 15 focused on research and evaluation efforts. Dr. Carter currently directs evaluations of an evidence-based study of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Child Welfare program, two Association of Native American grants for the Cherokee Nation. Past work includes the evaluation of the BIA-funded Tiwahe Initiative, various Johnson & Johnson STEM-related projects, a state GEAR UP Program, an NSF Catalyst grant, an evaluation of the Holistic Defense project with the National American Indian Judges Association, and the Cherokee Nation Immersion School program evaluation. Dr. Carter oversees monitoring, evaluation, and impact analysis of these programs and provides formative feedback to the schools, communities, and clients on emerging strengths and challenges. Other projects include support to evaluation plan development, research design, methods, and data analysis for multiple projects to include Native and non-Native underrepresented minority groups.

Dr. Carter served as the Supervisor of the Teacher Preparation program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and was a member of the executive committee of the Tennessee Association of College Teacher Educators. Other experience includes supervising data collection processes for implementation studies and research support around other educational initiatives, and technical assistance to tribal communities, LEAs, and teacher preparation programs in these areas.