Tabitha Bentley

Tabitha Bentley

Senior Researcher

Tabitha is an experienced practitioner and researcher with expertise in program and policy management, facilitation, and strategic leadership.  Her research centers on racial equity and inclusion and she specializes in creating forward-thinking evaluation processes and multiple method analyses.

Tabitha is also a skilled pianist and violinist who devotes an evening each week to teaching private lessons and rehearsing with the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra. Guided by the sentiment that imagination is its own form of courage (Frank Underwood, House of Cards), she is passionate about the performing arts and actively supports girls of color in their artistic endeavors. Perhaps it is her musical training that makes her a gifted listener – a skill her partners appreciate when she thoughtfully translates their concerns in her research.

Prior to joining our team, Tabitha was a founder and chief executive of a research strategy, evaluation, and social impact consulting firm.  She also worked as a strategy and research facilitator in Ann Arbor where she developed, implemented, and managed the district’s research strategy, advised senior leaders and stakeholders, and directed their county-wide My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative.


  • Accreditations / Degrees

    Ph.d., Education Administration & Policy
    University of Michigan

    Master of Public Policy
    University of Michigan

    B.S., Education and Social Policy
    Northwestern University

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