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Executive Director

Dr. Claudia von Vacano is the Executive Director of the D-Lab and the Digital Humanities at Berkeley, and is on the board of the Social Science Matrix. She has worked in policy and educational administration for 17 years, and at the UC Office of the President and UC Berkeley for the last 10 years.

While working at various educational institutions, she managed multi-million dollar budgets and successfully implemented large-scale projects. She received a Master’s degree from Stanford University in Learning, Design, and Technology. Her doctoral work is in Policy, Organizations, Measurement, and Evaluation from UC Berkeley. Her expertise is in organizational theory and behavior and in educational and language policy implementation. The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, and the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, among others, have recognized her scholarly work and service contributions. 


By Appointment

General intake (or just coffee!), digital humanities project design, project management, social science qualitative project design including interviews, observations, and documents. Guidance for coding and analysis plans. Using qualitative data analysis software, both MaxQDA and NVivo. Available for evaluation research design.  UCB Ph.D. in Education policy, organizational theory and behavior, measurement instruments, and evaluation.  Stanford Master's degree in learning design and technology, including interface design, user experience, and language acquisition.

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