Our Team

Tom McKlin, Ph.D.

Tom has over a decade of experience evaluating federal programs, serves on numerous federal proposal review panels, and serves as an invited guest lecturer on several evaluation topics. He has run The Findings Group, LLC since 2008. Before that, he directed evaluation at Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Math, and Computing (CEISMC). He has a Ph.D in Instructional Technology and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics. His current research interests include Social Network Analysis, Assessing Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and stereotype threat. He lives in Atlanta and supports numerous federally-funded clients through grants from NSF, NIH, U.S. DOE, and DOD.  Here’s some of our published work on ResearchGate.

Taneisha Lee, Ph.D.

Taneisha is a Lead Evaluator at The Findings Group, LLC, a research and evaluation firm that serves K-16 public education organizations and programs.  Dr. Lee is a trained qualitative and quantitative methodologist with a research focus in youth development and underrepresented student access to postsecondary education and STEM careers.  Dr. Lee has professional experience developing and managing several academic mentoring programs funded by private foundations and federal grants.  She has served as an evaluator on multisite and longitudinal early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education programs.  Dr. Lee’s involvement included instrument development, data collection, and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.  Dr. Lee has served as an instructor at Georgia State University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Program Evaluation and Research Methods.

Emily Dobar

Emily has worked as a Data Scientist at The Findings Group since 2017, where she supports the team by way of instrument development and data collection, quantitative analysis, and reporting for federally-funded clients. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College with a BA in Mathematics-Economics and is working to complete an MS in Analytics from Georgia Tech. Outside of work, Emily has a passion for music and community service, especially with projects involving education and children, and plays the alto saxophone as part of the Newton County Community Band and the East Atlanta Horns.

Lorelei Cooper

Lorelei is the Business Manager at the Findings Group. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to the Atlanta Area in 2004. She studied Sociology and Early Child Development while in California earning her AA degree in Sociology from Pierce College. Her career includes over 20 years of office administration and management. She currently lives in Decatur, Georgia where she is also the managing editor of a local community magazine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time cooking and dancing. She also loves to swim with her son whenever the pool is open. Please contact her with any questions or feedback.

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