Christine Luce is a senior research project manager in the Research Technology group in the Research & Development division at ETS. She joined ETS in 2012 after receiving a B.A. in psychology at the College of New Jersey. During her studies, she conducted research in the Testing and Assessment in Psychology Lab, examining student learning outcomes on the psychology major’s methodological core courses—research methods and tools and design analysis and statistics. Her research interests focused on comparing the efficacy of direct and indirect methods to measure student learning outcomes in higher education.
In 2017, she received an M.S. in project and program management from Brandeis University. While at Brandeis, her master’s studies focused on applying project management best practices beyond the theoretical concepts, balancing the hard and soft skills of project management, strategic alignment, and stakeholder communication. She furthered her project management expertise in 2019 by receiving her professional scrum master certification from scrum.org, which focused on applying the agile scrum framework to manage projects using an iterative, incremental approach. Her project management work at ETS spans a diverse set of complex projects, including technology-based projects, external grants and contracts, and new product development, and focuses on four areas: identifying and applying the appropriate project management methods and tools for a particular project and/or team, successfully leading and managing projects across all phases of the project lifecycle, aligning project objectives with strategic goals while managing risk, and managing communication and expectations of project stakeholders.