Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement
Duncan supports communities across the country that partner with CASEL. The support he provides involves planning and implementing technical assistance that focuses on continuously improving large-scale SEL implementation to foster systemic change. To ensure that SEL is implemented systemically across these communities, he collaborates with district leadership, research & evaluation teams, and organizations that coordinate out-of-school time programming. The support Duncan provides involves coaching, consultation on measuring social-emotional outcomes, effective improvement science methods for using data to improve practice, and facilitating learning networks. All of Duncan’s efforts in supporting these communities are in the service of achieving compelling outcomes for young people and adults.
Previously, Duncan’s work at CASEL involved overseeing the review and development of the CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs, and he has also been the lead author of the CASEL Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning. He has worked on several research projects while at CASEL, and was the project director of a federally funded randomized control trial that assessed the impact of schoolwide SEL as a school improvement strategy.
Duncan joined CASEL in August 2012 as a predoctoral intern. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology at the University of South Carolina. Duncan has interests in implementation science, program evaluation, and community-based mental health services for youth and their families.