REAP Change Consultants -- Who We Are


REAP Change Consultants is a sole proprietorship for profit firm.
REAP Change also utilizes a number of Associates who can lend additional expertise on a project-by-project basis.


Stephen C. Maack, Ph.D. Founder and Lead Consultant


REAP Change Founder Stephen C. Maack

Dr. Stephen C. Maack founded REAP Change Consultants in October 2002 after spending 22 years conducting or directing applied research for higher education, public sector organizations, or nonprofits in New York, Minnesota, Chicago, and California.

Before moving to higher education administration he produced a nationally recognized study of housing displacement for St. Paul City Planning in Minnesota, and helped lead planning and change efforts to turn around management of the troubled Chicago Housing Authority.

In California he worked 15 years in public and private four-year universities as well as at a community college. He was a Director of Institutional Research for seven years. He has maintained a California State University (CSU) system-wide database, provided research related to enrollment management, researched student success, looked at time to degree, and completed an external scan at CSU campuses.

As Director of Institutional Research at the private University of La Verne (ULV) Dr. Maack was part of a team that secured Irvine Foundation grants worth over $1 million that funded the First Generation Student Success Program and other multicultural programs. His work on Irvine funded projects included grant justification, formative qualitative and quantitative program research, advisory board service, staff training, evaluations, and mentoring two students. He also worked closely with the faculty-led ULV Academic Assessment Committee to establish a “culture of evidence” that contributed strongly to an outstanding WASC accreditation review in 2000.

At Rio Hondo Community College in one year he and his staff provided quantitative information and special research studies supporting a successful WASC/ACCJC accreditation, a Chancellor’s Office Matriculation Review, and College administered program reviews.
Steve holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Philosophy in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University with a specialty in social change.
He also has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, magna cum laude, with high honors in Anthropology.

REAP Change Founder Stephen C. Maack in casual clothes

In the nonprofit sector Steve has:
* served on a community planning council in Minneapolis;
* sat on peace and social justice non-profit organization boards in New York and Minnesota;
* helped organize a chapter of a New York City hospital workers union local;
* provided planning, grant development and leadership for nonprofits in Los Angeles, Minneapolis/ St. Paul and New York City; and
* held leadership positions in churches focused on providing social services to their communities. He was the lead organizer of Habitat for Humanity – Los Angeles before it became an official 501(c)(3) organization.

He is a member of multiple professional associations:
* American Evaluation Association (AEA)
* Southern California Evaluation Association
* Society for Applied Anthropology (Fellow)

He has served on the Boards of the Southern California Applied Anthropology Network, the California Association for Institutional Research, and the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.
He is former Chair of the AEA Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group and current Webmaster of the AEA Environmental Program Evaluation Topical Interest Group.

Dr. Maack has produced over 60 reports for internal organizational or client use, published a refereed article, and presented at many professional meetings.


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REAP Change Consultants
2872 Nicada Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077-2024

(310) 384-9717

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