Samantha Spinney, Ph.D. joined ICF in 2016 and has 15 years of experience working in research and evaluation, education, and policy analysis.
Dr. Spinney has spent her career teaching and evaluating programs for students from marginalized and underserved communities. Dr. Spinney specializes in mixed method and quasi-experimental evaluation designs and has subject matter expertise in secondary-to-postsecondary transitions. At ICF, Dr. Spinney leads and manages evaluations of college access and career readiness initiatives.
Dr. Spinney is a frequent presenter and published writer on college access and career readiness topics. She has teaching experience in both secondary education and higher education and currently serves as adjunct faculty at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Dr. Spinney holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University, a master's degree in Secondary Education from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia.