Jenell Holstead

Jenell Holstead

Associate Professor

MAC C309

Dr. Holstead teaches courses on research methodology, and her research interests focus on the effectiveness of after school programs. Specifically, she examines the extent to which such programs improve academic performance. Dr. Holstead is also the Director of UW-Green Bay's Consortium of Applied Research (CAR). She has worked in program evaluation for the past 12 years, with expertise in educational research. She has evaluated youth development programs and initiatives, afterschool programs, early childhood and school-age environments, and educational initiatives. Dr. Holstead regularly provides professional development trainings and workshops on point-of-service practices to youth development organizations on topics such as: behavior management strategies, working with special education students, and improving academic and social-emotional outcomes of youth. In addition, she also gives technical assistance workshops to organizations on evaluation, making informed data-based decisions, advocating for programming and sustainability issues, and leveraging community resources.


Ph.D. in School Psychology from Indiana University; M.S. in Educational Psychology from Indiana University; B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.