DINAH SPARKS, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Founder & President
Founder and President of Activate. Dinah has training and professional experience in quantitative and qualitative research, as well as financial management in the private and public sectors. Immediately prior to founding Activate, Dinah was a research analyst on the Education Statistics Support Institute Network (ESSIN), serving the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Her experience with NCES has given Dinah a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with large and complex survey data. Dinah’s research interests include teacher policy, remediation at the postsecondary level, and language minority student populations. Dinah’s professional experience also includes school district finance, community outreach, and economic research. She received her M.B.A. from Boston University and Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park.