Chief Evaluation Officer

portrait of Christina Yancey

Christina Yancey, PhD

Christina Yancey, PhD, is the Chief Evaluation Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She is responsible for coordinating the Department's evaluation agenda and working with all its agencies to design and implement evaluations. Dr. Yancey has more than 15 years of experience examining the effectiveness of employment and other social policies and programs on the lives of people in the United States, with a focus on vulnerable populations. Before joining DOL in 2014, Dr. Yancey served in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP), conducting performance management and strategic planning activities for the agency. Before joining the federal government in 2010, Dr. Yancey developed, coordinated, and directed field-based evaluations of social programs for the state of Maryland. She holds a PhD from the School of Public Affairs at American University and an MA from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Staff Bios

Lauren Damme Deputy Director 

C.J. Krizan, PhD Director of Data Analytics

Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo, PhD Mathematical Statistician

Joe Amick, PhD Mathematical Statistician

Kuang-chi Chang, PhD Senior Evaluation Specialist

Jennifer Daley Evaluation Specialist

Janet Javar Senior Evaluation Specialist

Megan Lizik Senior Evaluation Specialist

Deborah Martierrez Senior Evaluation Specialist

Monica Mean, PhD Senior Evaluation Specialist

Samuel Rowe, PhD Mathematical Statistician

Ryan Sutter, PhD Mathematical Statistician

Chayun Yi Evaluation Specialist