Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Education, University of Denver
Director, Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
Institute of Behavioral Science Room 363
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0483
Research Interests: Intervention Research, Research Design, Education Evaluation, Quantitative Analysis
Brief Biography: Dr. Buckley is a Research Associate in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is also the Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, a globally- recognized registry of experimentally proven interventions promoting rigorous scientific standards for certification that serves as a resource for governmental agencies, foundations, community organizations, and practitioners seeking to make informed decisions about their investments in preventive interventions. At the Institute of Behavioral Science, Dr. Buckley’s research focuses on education evaluation, policy analysis, and research synthesis. She is currently funded by the Institute of Education Sciences to study strategies for reducing college attainment gaps and increasing students’ access to, and success in, postsecondary education. Dr. Buckley has experience in conducting systematic reviews (she is certified as a What Works Clearinghouse reviewer in Group Design, versions 3.0 and 2.1) and has worked extensively with large data sets, analysis tools, and advanced statistical techniques. As a former school psychologist, she also has considerable experience consulting in classrooms with teachers, students, families and communities.