Chief Evaluation Office
Chief Evaluation Officer Molly Irwin
Molly Irwin, PhD, is the Chief Evaluation Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor. As the Chief Evaluation Officer, she is responsible for coordinating the Department's evaluation agenda and working with all agencies to design and implement evaluations. Dr. Irwin has more than 20 years of experience planning, leading, and conducting large-scale research and evaluation projects and working with policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to build and use evidence with the goal of improving public programs. She has more than seven years of Federal government experience in two of the premier Federal evaluation offices – DOL’s Chief Evaluation Office and the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation in HHS’s Administration for Children and Families. Prior to coming to the Federal government, Dr. Irwin led research projects and initiatives in local and state government, the private sector, and academia. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.