Sharon Herpin

Senior Research Associate

Sharon Herpin
Sharon A. Herpin is a Senior Research Associate at WestEd. Herpin has more than a decade of research and evaluation experience on a variety of topics covering K-16 education, including school reform, the arts, math and science, professional development, teacher mentoring, assessment, and technical assistance. She has directed national, state, and local evaluations for agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), St. Francis Career College, Center Theatre Group, and the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona. Herpin serves as Project Director for the evaluation of the School Improvement Grant program for the Nevada Department of Education and for the evaluation of online learning management systems for the Massachusetts ESE. She is also the Project Manager for the the Assessment and Accountability Content Center, and the evaluations of the University of Southern California's education doctorate program and Master's of Teacher program. In addition, Herpin serves as a Senior Researcher for the First in Math randomized control trial study, and the Quality of Evidence Improvement Project. In addition to conducting studies, Herpin has provided technical assistance on evaluation methodology, developing assessment tools, and creating rubrics. She is experienced with experimental and quasi-experimental designs, as well as quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods. Herpin received a BA in psychology and an MA in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton.