Archives: Team Showcase

Jessica Underwood

Jessica joined SME in 2015 and continues to grow with the organization by supporting a variety of projects. Jessica is responsible for recruiting and scheduling qualified staff for development and scoring projects and is also involved with daily activities within the Champaign, Illinois office. In addition, she provides editing support for development efforts. Prior to …

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Edward Coyle

Edward began working for SME in 2018 and provides extensive support for scoring and development projects. Edward’s primary position is to ensure the smooth operation of the SME Scan Center including the management of equipment, staff, and schedules. Before joining SME, Edward worked in a variety of fields including physics laboratories and the state government. …

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Melissa McCandless

Melissa joined SME in 2009 to help build the Lafayette, Indiana scoring center and support development activities. Since becoming part of the SME team, Melissa’s roles and responsibilities have expanded to include psychometric analysis and reporting, program management, and new business development. Prior to joining SME, Melissa was a graduate teaching and research assistant at …

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Mona Stivers

Mona joined SME in 2007, shortly after the founding of the company. In addition to offering general support and corporate continuity to fellow staff, Mona leads the development and scoring efforts for a number of programs and ensures quality customer service for all projects. Before joining SME, Mona was a senior manager with MetriTech, Inc. …

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Charles Walters

Charles joined SME in 2010 and is involved in the management of large-scale scoring projects, particularly in New York state. Charles provides the logistics required for establishing and maintaining mobile scoring centers from the setup of workstations to providing client status reports and the recovery of SME materials and equipment. Prior to joining SME, Charles …

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Denis Jarvinen, Ph.D

Denis founded Strategic Measurement and Evaluation, Inc in 2006 with the goal of providing customized assessment solutions and enhancing the assessment literacy of clients. Denis oversees the strategic vision for the company by identifying project priorities and supporting the growth of SME’s highly-skilled project managers. Denis began his professional career in 1994 with MetriTech, Inc., …

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