Ms. Haight received a master’s degree from Michigan State University in program evaluation and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in psychology.
Paige Haight is a Research Associate at PPA. She has experience in research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as substantial experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection. She possesses expertise in assessment of government-funded programs as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods, including interview design, interviewing, group facilitation, data collection, and data analysis.
Ms. Haight is currently working with the Fortune Society in New York City using a randomized controlled trial to study the implementation and outcomes of adult mentoring on prisoners from Rikers Island. She is the point of contact for data collection and data monitoring from the program during implementation. Ms. Haight is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Bureau of Juvenile Justice to assess and gather disproportionate minority contact (DMC) data through family court systems across the state and to assist with the statewide analysis of DMC data for federal reporting. She is also working with MDHHS to monitor all secure and non-secure facilities to keep Michigan in compliance with federal standards of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Ms. Haight is also working with the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, assisting Title II grantees with technical assistance and evaluation support.
In addition, Ms. Haight works with the Advancing Community Empowerment and Social Justice (ACES) Laboratory at Michigan State University, assisting Dr. Anderson-Carpenter assess the community needs for support of drug addiction among the Muslim and Chaldean community in Dearborn, Michigan. This is a partner project with the ACCESS network where she will assist with data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
Prior to joining PPA, Ms. Haight worked with the Michigan State University Adolescent Program as a field instructor teaching qualitative interviewing and qualitative research methods such as collecting secondary data, designing survey instruments, and monitoring, analyzing, and reporting data. She instructed and monitored undergraduate students who conducted phone and face-to-face interviews with at-risk youth in the Lansing community. Prior to her work as a field instructor, Ms. Haight worked with Michigan State University Extension as a program coordinator for Shiawassee County. There, she was the point of contact for all levels of stakeholders involved with the implementation of Extension youth programming.