30 Nov 2016
Dr. Kamella Tate is the owner/principal of KTA/LLC, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides research, program design, evaluation, and fund development services to community nonprofits in the arts, healthcare, and education sectors. Clients have included Film Independent, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Guild for Community Arts Educators, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. She has served as senior staff at The Music Center, Tacoma Actors Guild, and Shakespeare Orange County, as well as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California, Claremont Graduate University, and Chapman University. Tate also designs and teaches customized workshops in research methods and program evaluation throughout Los Angeles, working with practitioners, funders, and policymakers. She holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and a doctorate in educational psychology from USC. In May 2015, Tate spoke at the Center in conversation with evaluation consultant Randi Korn, on actionable audience research and programmatic evaluation procedures.