Joseph LuesseAdjunct Instructor
Joseph E. Luesse is a founding partner and CEO at 8RES, a Research, Evaluation, and Strategy consulting firm. Joe has more than 20 years of experience in varied settings as a teacher, program developer, researcher, and evaluator. Joe has extensive experience leading program design, research, strategy, capacity building, innovation, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) efforts across the nonprofit, foundation, and education sectors. He’s an adjunct teaching evaluation at NYU’s School of Global Studies, a co-founder and former President of the NYC metro region’s American Evaluation Association affiliate, a New York Community Trust Leadership Fellow, and actively engaged in several professional communities. Joe is a regular presenter, speaker, and writer; a recent publication was as a co-author of the chapter “Youth Participation in Evaluation: Lessons From the Past, Opportunities for the Future” in Measure, Use, Improve! focusing on Data and Evaluation in Out of School Time settings.
Prior to his current role, Joe worked with DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), the Ford Foundation, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, Government Relations at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and on various education research projects. Joe taught high school English for over ten years, and during that time he created a small learning community, tutored, became a UCLA Writing Project Fellow, formed a mentor exchange between high school and middle school students, participated in a progressive co-ed soccer collective, and assisted coaching basketball. Joe earned an EdM in Sociology and Education from Columbia University.