College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Jane Fields

  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

  • Evaluation and Credentialing Supervisor with the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy

  • Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy
    243 Rosewood Plaza
    1711 County Road B, Suite 200N
    Roseville, MN 55113

  • jfields@umn.edu
Jane Fields

Areas of interest

Evaluation, Credentialing

Degrees

PhD, 2000, Department of Educational Policy and Administration, Evaluation Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

MA, 1997, Psychology Department, Psychometrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

BA, 1989, Psychology, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin

Biography

Jane has more than two decades of experience working with project leaders, staff members, participants, and communities in evaluating program designs, implementation, and impact as both an internal and external evaluator. She has worked with organizations to help them, for example, design logic models, surveys, and ongoing data collection systems in order for them to build their evaluation capacity. Her work evaluating professional development programs designed for adult learners is directly applicable to her role as Evaluation and Credentialing Supervisor. In this role, she will be developing systems to evaluate the work of the Academy and working with stakeholders throughout the state on a credentialing system for child welfare workers and supervisors.