Jackie DeLisi, senior research scientist, leads research and evaluation that advances knowledge about STEM educator practices and learning outcomes for Grade 6–12  youth. She specializes in measuring implementation of interventions, and has extensive experience in qualitative research methods and survey design. Her work examines STEM programs—including initiatives focused on science and engineering practices, climate and data, and computational thinking—in contexts such as work-based learning, STEM career pathways, and out-of-school time.

DeLisi co-leads the national initiative, Preparing a Green and Blue Workforce. She also leads evaluations of a NASA-funded initiative focused on climate change, Work-Based Learning for Computer Science, and Seeding the Future. Recently, she collaborated with the Boston Plan for Excellence to examine STEM career pathways.

DeLisi was a key contributor to a National Academies report on teaching engineering in K-12 education. Her work appears in Urban Education, Science Educator, and Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

DeLisi holds an EdD in Administration, Training, and Policy Studies from Boston University and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Colorado at Denver.