Susan
Scrivener
Senior Associate

Scrivener has over two decades of experience evaluating educational and social programs for low-income individuals. She currently focuses primarily on directing projects and doing research on how programs are implemented. She serves as MDRC’s lead implementation researcher in an evaluation of CUNY Start, a program at the City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) community colleges that provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, and math for students with significant developmental (remedial) needs. She is also currently conducting implementation research on pilot employment programs for recipients of Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) benefits as part of the SNAP Employment and Training Evaluation. She recently served as the project director for MDRC’s evaluation of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, an uncommonly comprehensive program to help students with developmental needs graduate with associate’s degrees relatively quickly. Scrivener has worked on several other studies in the postsecondary education field, on other studies of employment services, and on studies of welfare reform. She has authored over 20 published reports. Scrivener received a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota.