Ellyn Dickmann is a Research Specialist for the Institute for the Built Environment. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University and former Associate Dean from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She earned her doctorate in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. Her areas of expertise include social network analysis, community partnership development, leadership development and coaching, research and evaluation program development, grant writing, strategic planning, development of research centers, and policy analysis.

Ellyn’s passion is designing research studies that bridge theory to practice for communities, businesses, and educational organizations. She is known for her ability to design research methods courses that provide engaging and practical experiences. In addition, she has presented at international research conferences and facilitated the development of a multi-country evaluation framework for a European Union Charter. Her current research interests are diverse and include studies related to using social network analysis to create safe environments and exploring barriers related to creating innovative platforms on campuses.