About The PEER Group
The PEER Group, LLC is a consulting company that specializes in STEM education research and evaluation. Our mission is to help faculty members at minority serving and/or predominantly teaching institutions compete more successfully for STEM education research and development funding. We also serve as consultants to develop and implement research or evaluation components of projects. Our services make it easier for faculty members with heavy teaching loads to build programs to benefit their students.

About Our Founder, Dr. Yvette E. Pearson
Dr. Yvette E. Pearson has over 20 years of experience in engineering education research, practice, and administration. She has a successful track record (~$4M over the past 11 years) as principal/co-principal investigator on education research and implementation projects, most of which have been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Pearson also has expertise in assessment and evaluation, with several years of experience leading school-wide and program-level assessment efforts and conducting internal and external program evaluations. For three years, Dr. Pearson served as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF, where she managed a portfolio of roughly $70M in awards. Dr. Pearson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Chemistry from Southern University and A&M College, a Graduate Certificate in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of New Orleans. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Dr. Pearson is a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and a licensed Professional Engineer in Louisiana. She chairs ASCE's Formal Engineering Education committee and serves as vice chair of its Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

"... I have been a university engineering faculty member for nearly twenty years, and have been blessed to receive millions of dollars in federally funded research based on peer-reviewed proposal process[es]. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work with many entities as professional collaborators and evaluators of these research projects. By far, the services provided by PEER Group Consulting have excelled above the rest. The professionalism, quality of service, and speed of job completion were all exemplary and will ensure that I seek to work with them again."
Dr. C. Clark, PE, Florida A&M University
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