Dr. Lynch’s background and training are in program evaluation and research. Since 1992, she has applied these functions to programs, projects, and interventions with and for individuals with disabilities across the life span. Dr. Lynch takes a participatory and utilization-focused approach to her work. She splits her time between serving as Program Evaluator for the T/TAC and Senior Research Associate for the Partnership for People with Disabilities (the Partnership).
Ph.D., University of Virginia (Educational Research and Evaluation –1986)
M.A., West Virginia University (Clinical Psychology – 1976)
B.A., LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA (Psychology – 1973)
Senior Research Associate, Partnership for People with Disabilities (2005 – now)
Research Specialist, Partnership for People with Disabilities (2005 - 2006)
Director of Assessment, School of Education, VCU (2004-2005)
Program Specialist in Evaluation, VDOE’s T/TAC at VCU (1999 – now)
Director of Research and Evaluation (1992 - 1998) and Program Specialist in Evaluation (1998 - 2005), Partnership for People with Disabilities (originally known as VIDD) at VCU.
Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, minority medical education programs, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1986 – 1992)
Executive Director, Action for Prevention, Charlottesville, VA
Data analyst/data manager, Office of Medical Education, University of Virginia
Case Manager and Program Supervisor, Region Ten Intellectual Disabilities Services, Charlottesville, VA
Tutor, graduate statistics courses
American Evaluation Association
American Educational Research Association
Lynch, K., & Wright, S. Survey says: Asking all the right questions. (2006, Summer). Innovations and Perspectives, 4. Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Croasdaile, S., & Lynch, K. B. (Summer, 2005). How effective is my intervention? Innovations and Perspectives, 6-7. Richmond, VA: VDOE’s T/TAC at VCU.
Lynch, K. B., Geller, S. R., & Schmidt, M. G. (2004). Multi-year evaluation of the effectiveness of a resilience-based prevention program for young children. Journal of Primary Prevention, 24, 335-353.
Haynes, P. L., Lynch, K., & Wright, S. (2003, Summer). Helping T/TAC help you. Innovations and Perspectives, 5. Richmond, VA: VCU T/TAC.
Gutkin, J., Haynes, P. L. M., Lynch, K. B., and Wright, S. (March, 2002). How to define educational outcomes, or, words of wisdom from the Cheshire cat. Innovations and Perspectives, 5(2), 3. Richmond, VA: VDOE’s T/TAC at VCU.
Lynch, K. B., & Geller, S. R. (2001). Replicability of a resiliency-based early childhood prevention program. Summary of Conference Proceedings of Head Start's Fifth National Research Conference (p. 503). Washington, D. C.: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.
Lynch, K. B., & Radcliffe, P. M. (2001). Improving outcomes for all students: The School By School Project. Summary of Conference Proceedings of 2001 Governor's Conference on Education (p. 65-66). Charlottesville, VA: Virginia School Boards Association.
Lynch, K. B. (Sep./Oct., 2000). Long-term technical assistance projects: What have we learned? Innovations and Perspectives, 4(1), 4. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Lynch, K. B., & Read, J. S. (2000). A systematic approach to evaluating the effectiveness of professional development. Eighth Annual CSPD Conference on Leadership and Change Monograph (pp.184-187). Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
Lynch, K. B., & Geller, S. R. (1999). Variability in implementation of a preschool resiliency based prevention initiative: Relationship to child outcomes. Summary of Conference Proceedings of Head Start's Fourth National Research Conference (p. 486). Washington, D. C.: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.
Dubas, J. S., Lynch, K. B., Galano, J., Geller, S. R., & Hunt, D. R. (1998). Preliminary evaluation of a resiliency-based preschool substance abuse and violence prevention project. Journal of Drug Education, 28(3), 235-255.
Lynch, K. B., Geller, S. R., Hunt, D. R., Galano, J., & Dubas, J. S. (1998). Successful program development using implementation evaluation. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 17(2), 51-64. Printed simultaneously in J. A. Durlak & J. R. Ferrari (Eds.), Program Implementation in Preventive Trials. NY: Haworth Press (pp. 51-64).
Woode, M. K., & Lynch, K. B. (1992). Effective intervention strategies for producing black health care providers: A case study. In R. L. Braithwaite & S. E. Taylor (Eds.), Health issues in the black community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 281-297.
Lynch, K. B., & Woode, M. K. (1991). The relationship of minority students' MCAT scores and grade point averages to their acceptance into medical school. The Advisor, 11(3), 2-4. Reprinted from (1990) Academic Medicine, 65, 480-482.