Dr. Angelique Tucker Blackmon, of Innovative Learning Concepts, LLC (ILC) has 22 years of experience in developing and implementing STEM education and outreach programs and in conducting performance, outcome, and impact-based evaluations.
Dr. Blackmon has been CEO and Director of Research and Evaluation for 12 years responsible for providing education research and evaluation services for STEM education programs across the nation. She was trained as a quantitative scientist, but specializes in qualitative research methods and analysis. Dr. Blackmon earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Southern University and M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Science Education from Emory University and completed a two-year American Education Research Association Institute for Educational Sciences (AERA-IES) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cultural Anthropology. Her work focused on the influence of sociocultural contexts on science teaching and learning.
Dr. Blackmon was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation. Later, she served as the author and Co-Principal Investigator of a funded program designed to engage urban high school students in neuroscience research. Prior to entering the field of education, Dr. Blackmon worked as a research chemist with Dow Chemical and 3M Corporation.
At ILC, Dr. Blackmon spends most of her time conducting impact and performance based evaluations for clients. She served as the Lead Evaluator of a 15-member team to evaluate a $12.5 million Annenberg Foundation grant to Enterprise Community Partners. She has served as a researcher or as the external evaluator for approximately 15 funded programs designed to increase students’ knowledge, skills, interests, attitudes, and efficacy in STEM, produced over 20 reports, has one research publication and one book chapter. Dr. Blackmon supports leaders in STEM education in securing external funding so that students (K-16), who would not ordinarily receive high quality STEM experiences, can experience the benefit of such programs. She works with program leaders to construct STEM education contexts that build on underrepresented students’ assets. Her work includes collaborating with Executive Directors and Principal Investigators to provide feedback on the performance of their programs, mainly so that students receive the optimal benefit of federally or university allocated resources. In addition to evaluating programs, she also works with educational leaders to create strategic plans for program design and implementation, develops logic models and provides clients with isometric infographics of research and evaluation findings. She has a Collaborative Institutional Training Certification (CITI) certification that is valid from 2010-present and a NIH Human Research Participant Certification valid from 2013-present.