Doctorate in evaluation; master’s degree in communication from Western Michigan University. Bachelor’s degree in communication and information management from the National University of Malaysia.
Maran Subramain, Ph.D., brings expert knowledge in designing evaluation frameworks and data-collection instruments, managing quantitative and qualitative databases, and completing technical reports. Dr. Subramain is an experienced evaluator of training programs and health promotion programs.
Dr. Subramain performs a wide variety of evaluation tasks for several projects. He works on the evaluation of the Virginia Community College System’s Virginia Financial Success Network project, which is funded by a federal Workforce Innovation Fund grant. The project aims to provide financial literacy and support to job seekers in six workforce areas across Virginia. Dr. Subramain carries out numerous tasks for the Central Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, which addresses the need for industry-defined technical education and training. He also assists in evaluation activities for stakeholder engagement for Michigan’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) planning and implementation. PPA is assisting the Michigan Department of Education with gathering stakeholder input around the State’s ESSA plan, content, and implementation. For each project his responsibilities include data collection, data analysis, and summarizing findings in reports and presentations.
Prior to joining PPA, Dr. Subramain worked as an evaluation specialist at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. He provided evaluation support for direct and indirect programing of the foundation partners. Dr. Subramain is currently an adjunct professor at Spring Arbor University, teaching statistics for behavioral sciences.