Susan
Scrivener
Senior Associate, Postsecondary Education Policy Area

Scrivener has over two decades of experience evaluating programs in education and social programs for low-income individuals. She currently focuses on directing projects and doing research on how programs are implemented. She is leading several implementation research efforts, including a study of a text-messaging effort designed to help students enroll in college (the Text Ed Demonstration Project) and a descriptive study of programs that provide employment services to individuals with substance-use disorder, as part of the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES) project. She recently served 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 also directed 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 authored over 25 published reports and papers. She received a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota.