Trevor Fronius

Senior Research Associate

Trevor Fronius

Trevor Fronius, Senior Research Associate in the Learning Innovations program at WestEd, has experience conducting rigorous evaluation studies grounded in criminology and public health.

Fronius has experience collaborating on large-scale studies, including serving as:

  • Co-Director for two WestEd subcontracted projects, the federal and the separate state evaluations of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in Massachusetts, the Governor’s signature strategy for reducing youth and gang firearms violence in urban areas
  • Data manager for the community-based randomized controlled trial of the a teen pregnancy prevention program for Latina youth
  • Researcher and analyst for a quasi-experimental evaluation of a Minneapolis-based program for homeless ex-prisoners funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Researcher on an exploratory study of restorative justice practices in U.S. schools
  • Data analyst and technical assistance provider, and report writer for a statewide school climate survey

His recent international work has focused on the published systematic reviews of formal police-school programs in the United States and abroad, and intervention impacts on enrollment in developing nations. This includes two systematic reviews funded through the U.K. Department for International Development.

In addition, Fronius has extensive experience developing and implementing online survey data collection. Part of his work involves collecting data, monitoring data fidelity, linking and tracking participants, and performing complex instant multi-site randomizations.  The majority of his research and evaluation work is enhanced by his proficiency with online data platforms.  

He received a BS and MS in criminal justice from Bridgewater State University, and is completing a PhD in criminology and criminal justice at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.