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Donna Owens

Part-Time Faculty


Donna C. Owens, PhD, SHRM-SCP is an Evaluation Research consultant, specializing in process and outcomes evaluation, performance management, and organizational development. Her evaluation background includes youth development, gender-specific and arts-integrated prevention programming, community-based participatory action research, and mixed-methods evaluation. Donna is Adjunct Faculty at the Boston College School of Social Work, the Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences at Lesley University, and UMASS Boston’s College of Public & Community Service. She has experience teaching cultural competency, ethics, creativity, psychopathology, research and evaluation, and graduate thesis seminars. Donna received her BA in Women’s Studies from Trinity College and her MA and PhD in Expressive Therapies/Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. She currently serves as Board Chair of The Theater Offensive. Donna’s current research interests include multicultural competency training in the helping professions, use of poetic transcription in evaluation reports, and the role of spirituality in healing.