Seema Mahato, Ph.D

Evaluation and Assessment Manager

Dr. Seema Mahato is the Evaluation and Assessment Manager at the Gephardt Institute. Seema joined the Gephardt Institute in June 2022 as the institute’s lead specialist and collaborator in assessment, evaluation, and research to inform program design, implementation, continuous improvement, and organizational learning. 

Seema earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation and a Masters in Public Administration, both at Ohio University. In addition, Seema holds a Masters in Business Administration from India, her home country. As a professionally trained evaluator and a public service professional at heart, Seema has actively engaged in professional and community service alongside formal evaluation work. By taking leadership roles in professional organizations, such as the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Ohio Program Evaluator’s Group (OPEG), and serving the local community as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and an AACTE Holmes Scholar, Seema has continuously leveraged her evaluation expertise for greater social good. 

When not thinking about logic models and theories of change, Seema is busy exploring simple, appetizing recipes in the kitchen. So if your taste buds are calling for change, you know whom to reach!