MN Associates, Inc. (MNA) is a woman-owned, small business based in Northern VA that specializes in providing education research and program evaluation services to clients across metropolitan DC and beyond. Established in 2004, MNA is headed by Kavita Mittapalli, Ph.D. who has over 18 years of experience in conducting research and evaluation for various programs and initiatives for not-for-profit, for-profit; state and higher education agencies and institutions. Through extensive training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, design, statistical analyses, program management, technical assistance, and decision-making skills, MNA’s team provides thorough, accurate, and timely information on the implementation, effectiveness, and efficiency of program services. Our work is guided by the principles of American Evaluation Association (AEA).
Currently, MNA is evaluating the following grants and programs/initiatives in PK-16 STEM, career readiness, higher education access, teacher quality, education technology, early childhood education, arts integration, workforce development, and after-school programs. These include over 32 NSF grants in 16 tracks – ATE, ITEST, S-STEM, Noyce, AISL, CAREER, INCLUDES/DDLP, Conference grants, STEM C/MSP, HBCU-UP (Targeted Infusion, Planning, and Implementation) ERN, CREST, PREM, ECR CORE, and IUSE.
MNA staff has written and presented over 285 technical reports, published 25 research findings-summaries and publications in various peer- reviewed journals, written a book and has contributed chapters in four books and handbooks and has presented in various regional and national conferences since 2002.
Kavita Mittapalli can be reached at kmittapalli at gmail dot com.