Cheryl Baldwin, Ph.D., specializes in youth program quality, program theory outcome evaluation, and youth worker training and professional development. Her work examines the contextual factors that influence developmentally relevant experiences for youth in out-of-school time programs, including staff training and development, organizational structure and supports, and management practices of youth program supervisors and administrators.
Cheryl has over 25-years of experience in higher education and youth work/youth development. She has created and taught a wide range of youth-development, non-profit and recreation management courses, published in peer-reviewed journals, and co-authored several book chapters. Cheryl's work is informed by her managerial experience in large, nationally-affiliated youth serving organizations including, Girl Scouts-Greater Minneapolis, Illinois 4-H Extension, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
She is a member of the Wisconsin Afterschool Association, Wisconsin Afterschool Network, and the American Evaluation Association.
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. University of Minnesota -Twin Cities
B.S. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse