Lana J. Rucks, Ph.D.

Dr. Rucks has over 20 years of professional knowledge and experience in the design, research and implementation of evaluation programs. She has worked with higher education and workforce development institutions on grants funded by federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, and National Science Foundation. Being committed to the advancement of the program evaluation field, Dr. Rucks has been involved with many academic institutions and professional associations. She has taught at the University of Dayton, Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, and Sinclair Community College. Dr. Rucks is a member of the American Evaluation Association and Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group, where she served as president. Dr. Rucks earned her doctorate and a master’s degree in Social Psychology with a concentration in Quantitative Methods from The Ohio State University. She also received a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Dayton. While at Ohio Wesleyan University, Dr. Rucks completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Chemistry.

Personal Vision Statement

“At The Rucks Group, I have the privilege to support the work of visionaries who are addressing the challenges caused by the shifting social contract. Through our work, I hope to realize the true value of research and evaluation to enhance the vibrancy of our nation.”