We’re excited to welcome two new research professionals to Slover Linett, both of whom will be based in our Boston office. Dreolin Fleischer, an experienced evaluator now completing her doctorate in applied research methods, joins the firm as an associate. Eric LaPlant, who recently earned a master’s in museum studies, comes on board as research manager. Dreolin and Eric will work together on qualitative and quantitative studies in the arts, sciences, creative placemaking, cultural philanthropy, and other areas.
The soon-to-be Dr. Fleischer hits the ground running in a part-time role at Slover Linett while preparing to defend her dissertation later this summer. Both her master’s degree and her expected doctorate are in evaluation and applied research methods from Claremont Graduate University in California. She has worked in evaluation for over a decade with firms like Goodman Research Group, Cobblestone Applied Research and Evaluation, and Claremont Evaluation Center. She brings both theoretical and methodological expertise in evaluation and has conducted numerous studies for cultural, media, and formal and informal learning organizations.
“Dreolin is the perfect addition to our team,” says Slover Linett’s Boston-based vice president for arts & culture, Sarah Lee. “She deepens our expertise in evaluation and has such a clear vision of how to help our clients learn and improve.”
LaPlant comes to Boston via Seattle, where he earned an MA in museology from the University of Washington in 2012 with a focus on audience research. He conducted qualitative and quantitative studies for museums and other informal learning institutions in the Seattle area, and brings diverse experience in public programs, special events, capital campaigns and membership programs, exhibit installations, and collections caretaking.
“I’ve been so pleased with the insightful work Dreolin and Eric have already done together in the short time they’ve been here,” adds Lee. The Fleischer-LaPlant team is busy with reinstallation research at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a national social impact study for Levitt Pavilions, and a multi-site evaluation of the NSF-funded Art of Science Learning initiative.
For more information about our growing cultural research and evaluation practice, please contact Sarah Lee at (773) 348-9200 x104 or by email.