Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Abby Kelly-Smith


Abby is an analytical, results-oriented strategic thinker with multifaceted experience designing and conducting evaluations assessing program effectiveness and scalability. She possesses content knowledge and expertise in workforce development policy and programming, higher education innovation, and various health policy and public health practice aspects. Abby has successfully guided organizations of different sizes and capacities to capture data necessary to understand impact and demonstrate progress more effectively and has developed creative utilization-focused program evaluation methodologies with a laser focus on providing useful results to clients for real-time program improvement. Her catalog of clients includes the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Centerstone Research Institute, the Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers Coalition, the Indiana University School of Nursing, and numerous  community and technical colleges and Workforce Development Boards across the nation.


Abby earned an MPA in Health Policy Analysis from Indiana University and a BA from DePauw University.


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