Director of Program Assessment and Evaluation
PhD, University of Michigan
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
- youth empowerment, leadership and civic engagement
- racial/ethnic identity
- preventative interventions
- family, school and community processes that support positive development
- structural equation modeling and advanced statistical methods
- mixed methods
Associate Professor Inna Altschul's research and practice focus on promoting positive development among low-income, immigrant and Latino/a children and youths.
Her primary areas of interest are racial-ethnic identity: youth empowerment, leadership, and civic engagement; child and adolescent development within family, school, and community systems; and preventative interventions.
Altschul uses ecological, sociological, and psychological perspectives in her research, as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies. At GSSW, she teaches MSW courses in the high-risk youth track, practice evaluation and research, as well as PhD introductory statistics. She also serves as the school's Director of Program Assessment and Evaluation.