Meet Our Staff

Meet the team members behind our success. With a diverse team, each individual brings different skills and experiences to help our company reach its objectives and goals:

Gale A. Mentzer, Ph.D.
Owner and Director of Acumen Research and Evaluation, LLC

Dr. Mentzer has been a professional program evaluator since 1998. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement from The University of Toledo and a Master of Arts in English Literature and Language—a unique combination of specializations that melds quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She has extensive experience in the evaluation of projects focused on education and the social sciences. In particular, she has conducted evaluations of several federal funded multi-million dollar science, technology, and mathematics education projects. Previously she taught graduate level courses at The University of Toledo in Testing and Grading, Research Design, and Program Evaluation.




Ryan Duckett
Assistant Director

Ryan is a graduate assistant currently working on a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Measurement at The University of Toledo. Ryan