Staff Directory

Frances Carter-Johnson

(703) 292-8640
(703) 292-9019
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Education Specialist


Frances Carter-Johnson is the Data Scientist in the Human Resources Division of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Education and Human Resources Directorate. In this role, she is responsible for assessing outcomes, impacts and portfolios of broadening participation programs and contributing to the body of knowledge about participation and advancement of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Prior to NSF, Frances served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before her federal experience, she applied her evaluation and analytical methods doctoral training to large-scale grant evaluations as a STEM Research Associate with Westat and to university-level educational research as a Postdoctoral Associate in MIT's Teaching and Learning Laboratory. She received dual bachelors degrees in physics and mechanical engineering from Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her graduate degrees include masters of science degrees in physics and applied physics from Mississippi State University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Dr. Carter-Johnson's research focuses on investigating socio-cognitive factors as well as programmatic and policy outcomes to increase understanding of and improve efficiency for the myriad of environments and groups that constitute the nation's technical workforce.