Photo: Nancy Shane

Nancy Shane

  • Director of Research
  • New Mexico Sentencing Commission


  • PhD Political Science, University of New Mexico
  • M.P.A. Masters in Public Administration, New Mexico State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Carleton College


Dr. Shane has been a researcher and program evaluator for over 20 years. She has worked primarily in the public sector in the fields of criminal justice, K-12 education, and higher education. She uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to help determine program effectiveness, the quality of implementation, and to answer other questions clients may have. She often develops group processes to help organizations generate their own evaluation findings. She has held leadership positions in New Mexico Evaluators and the UNM Staff Council.