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Chelsea E. Haines

Associate Director of Broader Impacts at the Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI)

Chelsea E. Haines, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Broader Impacts at the Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI) within the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). Chelsea also serves as Affiliate Faculty for the Department of Engineering Education and Adjunct Faculty for the School of Education. Working with CENI's established networks, Chelsea helps university researchers develop broader impacts partnerships so their research can benefit society. She also leads evaluation for CENI, evaluating broader impacts activities, preK-12 educational outreach events, co-curricular programs, and more. Her research interests explore the intersections of preK-12 and higher education policy and finance, academic labor, graduate education, and assessment of student learning. By critically examining these areas, she aims to illuminate adverse, systemic impacts of policies and practices on historically marginalized populations at the organizational level. She has published in journals such as the International Journal of STEM Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Education Finance, and Journal of Education Human Resources. She earned a M.B.A. at Lynchburg College and holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Virginia Tech.