Veronica G. Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies and Director, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement component of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (GHUCCTS). She previously served the University in numerous other administrative capacities, including, for example: Interim Dean, School of Education; Department Chairperson, Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies; Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies; Senior Research Associate, Capstone Institute; Acting Director, Institute for Urban Affairs and Research. Dr. Thomas was Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation funded grant, the Howard University Evaluation Training Institute. Her research interests include culturally responsive evaluations, well-being of Black families, with emphasis on women and girls’ health, and the academic and socio-emotional development of youth placed at risk. She has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed work in scholarly venues such as New Directions for Evaluation, American Journal of Evaluation, Journal of Black Psychology, International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling (British spelling), Family Relations, Adolescence, Educational Leadership, Journal of Adult Development, Review of Research in Education, Journal of Negro Education, Sex Roles, Journal of Social Psychology, Women and Health, and the Journal of the National Medical Association. Her major professional associations include the American Evaluation Association (AEA) American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).