Penelope Huang, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Dr. Penelope Huang has been with ASR since 2007 and has managed a variety of assessment and evaluation research projects over the years in the areas of early childhood education, at-risk youth, and child and family wellbeing. Some recent projects include a program evaluation of a federally-funded program in Santa Cruz County focused on supporting children of Family Preservation Court families affected by methamphetamines, and a program evaluation of a universal preschool program in San Francisco.

Dr. Huang received her doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Washington and received postdoctoral training in family demography at the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She has taught research methods, sociology of family, and sociology of gender at the university level and has published research in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Family Issues and the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

In addition to her work at ASR, Penelope enjoys the outdoors with her husband and daughter in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains in and around Yosemite National Park.