Kahlin McKeown Joins Dyad Strategies Research, Facilitation Team

Dyad Strategies CEO Dr. Gentry McCreary announced today that Kahlin McKeown has been named as a Research Associate with the company, effective immediately. 

As a Research Associate, McKeown will provide support to Dyad’s organizational and campus partners. In particular, she will assist in qualitative research projects involving student interviews and focus groups as part of Dyad’s mixed-methods organizational projects featuring sequential explanatory and sequential exploratory strategies. McKeown will also serve as a member of the Dyad Facilitation Team, providing support to campus partners by leading data-driven educational programs and workshops. 

McKeown served as a fraternity/sorority advisor for over seven years, most recently at the University of Maryland, working primarily with Panhellenic sororities. Currently, she is completing her PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. Her research examines career pathways for fraternity/sorority professionals and organizational culture of fraternity/sorority chapters. Kahlin earned a master's degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Delaware, where she joined Alpha Xi Delta. Kahlin currently volunteers for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, Alpha Xi Delta, and has facilitated a number of programs for fraternity and sorority leaders on a local and national level. 

Kahlin also brings a significant amount of experience working with Dyad data to improve the fraternity/sorority experience. She has previously worked with chapters at Maryland to implement changes based on Dyad assessment data, and understands that fraternities and sororities must use data-driven practices to improve the member experience.

"I'm excited to work with the great team at Dyad and to be a part of research that has raised the bar in fraternity/sorority life for individual chapters, campuses, and national organizations,”
McKeown said.

“Dyad Strategies is elevating our ability as an industry to be more data-driven in our work with students, and I am thrilled to part of that work.”

“Kahlin’s addition to our team reflects Dyad’s continued growth and success,” said Dr. Gentry McCreary, CEO and Managing Partner of Dyad Strategies.  “As we grow to support more campus and organizational clients, Kahlin will provide valuable assistance with our qualitative research initiatives and will be a valuable asset to our campus partners as they seek to help chapters incorporate data-driven practices to improve the member experience. Her experiences as a budding scholar and a respected practitioner in this field make her a perfect fit, and we are excited to welcome her to the Dyad team.”

Andrea Skarbecki