Wendy McClanahan

Ph.D. in Criminology

Wendy S. McClanahan is the founder and president of McClanahan Associates, Inc. (MAI), a research and evaluation firm committed to strengthening programs based on flexible, yet rigorous, evaluation practices that help organizations and funders achieve their mission of improving people's lives. Her work focuses on generating information that will help support the implementation of effective programs and strategies within the government, non-profit, and private sectors.  She is an expert in quantitative methods and impact, process, and outcome studies, and has focused extensively on evaluations of programs and initiatives designed to assist high-risk populations.  Prior to opening MAI, Wendy served as senior vice-president for research and evaluation at Public/Private Ventures.  She holds a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lehigh University.