Carol Ripple’s research interests have focused on programs and systems that promote family strengthening and child well-being. As an evaluator in academic, private foundation, and state government settings she has conducted process and outcome studies of after-school care, family-based child care, child-care workforce development, adult financial literacy, child protective services, mental health systems, and foster care providers. In all her work, she is particularly interested in research that affects policy change and informs program development. In her current role as Principal Program Evaluator in the North Carolina General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division, she leads investigations on state-funded agencies and initiatives with the aim of examining program efficiency and effectiveness.
Website: Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly