Elizabeth Eckley Winder, Ph.D.
Communities That Care (CTC) Training and Technical Assistant Coordinator
Phone: (814) 863-0410
Elizabeth Eckley Winder, Ph.D. is a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Pennsylvania State University’s Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter). In Dr. Winder’s position, she is part of a team responsible for providing technical assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania in their implementation of the Communities That Care risk-focused prevention model for preventing and reducing youth delinquency and substance use. She is also a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) Coalition Institute and has most recently received her CTC Plus Coaching Certification through the University of Washington's Center for Communities That Care.
Her areas of focus include outcomes and evaluation. Because of her specific specialization in evaluation utilization, Dr. Winder has worked with the University of Notre Dame's Nonprofit Professional Development department and in 2014 received the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)'s Diversity Award for young scholars. Prior to joining the EPISCenter, Dr. Winder provided mobilization support for the Prevention Coalition of Centre County for seven years and served as Sociology faculty at both Shippensburg University and the University of Scranton.