Jackie DeLisi, an expert in STEM education research and evaluation, advances knowledge of how to improve STEM learning outcomes in formal and informal settings. She has extensive experience in qualitative research, survey design, and middle school science instruction. She specializes in developing instruments to measure school, teacher, and student outcomes, and to describe the implementation of STEM programs.

DeLisi leads the evaluation of the NASA-funded collaboration with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. She also leads the evaluation of Boston College’s Seeding the Future project. And, she is collaborating with the Boston Plan for Excellence to examine the implementation and outcomes of STEM pathways in an inclusive STEM-focused high school.

Recently, DeLisi co-authored an article about how science fairs can support students in meeting science standards as part of her work co-leading the Science Fairs Under the 'Scope study.

DeLisi holds a BA in Chemistry from New York University, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver, and an EdD in Administration, Training, and Policy Studies from Boston University.