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Meredith Wellman, PhD

Meredith Wellman, Ph.D., is a Program Manager at the Center on Education and Training for Employment. As a member of CETE’s Family Engagement Team, she manages and contributes to several projects supporting family engagement in education. She has developed content for a broad range of products, including online courses, workshops, network meetings, conference presentations, e-newsletters, website resource posts, social media posts, surveys, and grants. She has presented to national, state, and local audiences about her work and the resources of the family engagement team. She is co-author of an implementation guide and professional learning series for educators called Partnerships for Literacy, which has been used in schools across the state of Ohio. Together with the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio families, she has written several resources for schools to communicate with families about dyslexia. She also collaborates with Graduate Research Assistants and faculty members. For example, she contributed to a literature review on family engagement in mental health, which resulted in a research brief and 1 page tip sheets for families.


Dr. Wellman has 10 years of experience conducting program evaluations for education and health programs. She currently manages the internal evaluation efforts of CETE’s family engagement team (see Annual Report), and is the lead evaluator for The Salvation Army of Central Ohio’s Anti-Human Trafficking Grant. She received her doctorate in Community and Prevention Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016. Dr. Wellman lives in Westerville, OH with her husband and two children, and enjoys biking, hiking, and baking pies.