Eleanor M. Jaffee

Eleanor M. Jaffee
Evaluation Research Associate

Eleanor Jaffee is an evaluation research associate at the Carsey Institute. Her roles include program evaluation as well as project management of the Coös Youth Study. The latter is a ten-year investigation of the transition to adulthood among youth in New Hampshire’s northernmost county, an area experiencing industrial decline and the associated socioeconomic challenges. In her evaluation work, Eleanor designs and implements evaluation projects for nonprofit organizations and government agencies that offer utilizable results for targeted program improvements. She has contributed to a range of evaluation projects in every phase, including preliminary communications with stakeholders; development of evaluation instruments; data collection, management, and analysis both quantitative and qualitative; and reporting of findings. She also provides technical assistance to organizations seeking to build internal capacity for evaluation.

Eleanor has a research faculty appointment with the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. She received her MSW and PhD from the State University of New York at Albany’s School of Social Welfare and a BA in anthropology from Binghamton University. Her dissertation research focused on the quality of life among women enrolled in a supported housing program for adults with psychiatric disabilities and histories of homelessness. She joined the Carsey Institute following a year as a research associate at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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