Dr. Taj Carson is the CEO and founder of Carson Research Consulting, where she oversees all aspects of CRC.
ensures that CRC
is responsive to client needs, provides accessible information, and makes life easier for the people we work with.
Dr. Carson has been working in the field of evaluation since 1997 and has conducted evaluations with federal government programs; state, county, and city agencies and organizations; and nonprofits.
specializes in research and evaluation that can be used to improve organizations and program performance.
has extensive experience in all phases of evaluation, including logic model development, evaluation design, capacity building for evaluation, training, qualitative and quantitative methods, and data visualization.
And that's just the beginning.
Prior to founding CRC she assisted with the development of logic models for national cross-site evaluations, including Safe Start and the Greenbook initiative through the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice, and she helped build evaluation capacity for many state juvenile justice agencies through her work with the Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center.
has conducted evaluation trainings for hundreds of program staff and professionals all around the country and locally.
With all this, it may not seem like she
has much free time, but when she
makes time for the things she
enjoys, like cycling, rowing and practicing her
Spanish (preferably in foreign countries).
And sometimes for fun, Taj
swims with sharks, and people she
wishes would get eaten by sharks.