Dr. Nichola Driver is Faculty Director for the Office of Field Service and an Assistant Professor at the Clinton School of Public Service. Driver teaches Field Research Methods and oversees the Practicum and IPSP experiences.
Her research areas include health disparities and health policy, mainly focusing on maternal and child health. She is also a trained and experienced evaluator, having consulted for several local and state-wide organizations on monitoring and evaluation, including the Arkansas Department of Health, UAMS Women’s Center, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, and Northwest Arkansas Community College, among others. She frequently serves as an invited speaker for external institutions on the topics of monitoring and evaluation, developing indicators that matter, and the importance of logic models in program planning and evaluation. She is currently working on projects related to the effectiveness of group prenatal care programs in improving birth outcomes, racial/ethnic disparities in factors associated with food insecurity, and a statewide needs assessment for Alzheimer's caregivers and providers.
Driver holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in public administration from UA Little Rock. She formerly served as the Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies at UA Little Rock.
- Full Time Faculty
- Office of Field Service
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