Sandy Sobolew-Shubin

Project Director

Alexandria (Sandy) Sobolew-Shubin, a WestEd Project Director, has more than 25 years experience designing and directing research and evaluation studies across a broad spectrum of substantive areas. These studies have included an array of school-based mental health and support services; career and technical education initiatives; arts-integrated programs and curricula; and teacher professional development efforts. Sobolew-Shubin has extensive experience conducting studies relying on rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and employing mixed methods. Examples include:
  • A cluster-randomized trial of the Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons supplemental literacy curriculum, funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant
  • Quasi-experimental studies of the Partnership for Character Education Project in the Fresno Unified School District (USD), the AEIOU Project in the Charleston County School District, and the Opening Minds Through the Arts Program in the Tucson USD
  • Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, California Academy Program funded by the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers initiative
Prior to joining WestEd, Sobolew-Shubin served as a Research Analyst for the Orange County Social Services Agency and for the Institute for Applied Public and Policy Research at Claremont Graduate University. She also served as an instructor at the University of LaVerne and California State University, Fullerton. Sobolew-Shubin presents at professional conferences such as the American Evaluation Association and Western Psychological Association. She has authored articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Science and Medicine, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.