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Carly Tubbs Dolan

Deputy Director, PELE

Carly Tubbs Dolan is a deputy director leading the Primary Education and Learning in Emergencies (PELE) program at NYU Global TIES for Children, a global research center she helped found and launch. She is a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on research grants awarded by the Spencer Foundation, Porticus, the Templeton Foundation, and Dubai Cares, which currently focus on four areas of inquiry in crisis contexts: (1) understanding how, for whom, and under what conditions primary education programs improve access to and quality of education in crisis contexts; (2) developing, adapting, and testing measures of children’s holistic learning using high-quality adaptation and contextualization processes; (3) building NGO, researcher, and government capacity for rigorous measurement and evaluation research; and (4) leveraging communication science to promote responsible, responsive, and rigorous use of measures and evidence. Carly has also collaborated with the International Rescue Committee, the World Bank, ECW/UNICEF/Save the Children—Whole of Syria initiative, and Human Rights Watch in order to impact policy and practice discussions about these issues at national and international levels. She holds from NYU a B.A. in comparative literature, an M.A. in psychology, and a Ph.D. in applied psychology with a focus in quantitative methodology.