Government Evaluation

Michelle Baron on Gaining Support for Evaluations in the Military

Hi, my name is Michelle Baron. I am the Associate Director of The Evaluators’ Institute, an evaluation training organization, and the chair of the curating team for aea365. As a retired Army veteran, I have conducted many evaluations with a wide range of stakeholder support. I have found three techniques to facilitate a well-received evaluation: …

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GOVT Week: Flora Caruthers on Tips for Successful Evaluation with Diverse Groups

My name is Flora Caruthers, and I am the Staff Director for Technical Services and Staff Development for the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) OPPAGA conducts performance evaluations and policy reviews of Florida state agencies and programs to support the work of the Florida Legislature. As noted earlier by …

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GOVT Week: David Bernstein on Top 10 Indicators of Performance Measurement Quality

I am David J. Bernstein, and I am a Senior Study Director with Westat. We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group at the 2010 AEA Conference, so I have been reflecting on how government evaluation has changed over the last 20 years. One area that has not changed …

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GOVT Week: Maria Whitsett on Tips for Evaluation Practice

I am Maria Whitsett, a consultant with Moak, Casey and Associates. We specialize in school finance and public education accountability. I also have worked in state agencies, a local school district, and regional R & D and technical assistance centers. My “tips” are old-fashioned! Lesson Learned: Public sector evaluators need to streamline their own work …

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GOVT Week: Ted Kniker on Performance Measurement and Evaluation

My name is Ted Kniker and I am an executive consultant with the Federal Consulting Group, an organization comprised of federal employees who provide management consulting, executive coaching and customer satisfaction measurement to other federal agencies. Prior to this, I was the Director for Evaluation and Performance Measurement for Public Diplomacy and for the Bureau …

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GOVT Week: Rakesh Mohan on Celebrating Excellence in Legislative Evaluation

Namaste! I am Rakesh Mohan, Director of Idaho State Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations. I currently serve on the AEA Board and am a former executive committee member of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES). I hope this post will inform you of some good evaluation resources at the state government level. This past …

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GOVT Week: Stanley Capela on Government Evaluation

My name is Stanley Capela. I am the Vice President for Quality Management at HeartShare Human Services of New York and the current Chair of AEA’s Government Evaluation TIG. Major Hot Tip: If you attend the AEA Conference this November, attend our business meeting where we will celebrate 20 years of Government Evaluation. Joseph Wholey …

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Poster Week: Virginia Dick on Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Evaluation

My name is Virginia Dick and I am currently public service evaluation faculty at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Most of my work focuses on assisting state and local government agencies, and other university divisions, with evaluation of programs, policies and systems. As part of my role I often …

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Elizabeth Hutchinson on Working with Local Evaluators in International Settings

My name is Elizabeth Hutchinson and I am a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with Land O’Lakes International Development. My work focuses on evaluating United States Government-funded agriculture and food system development programs. Most people in the U.S. know of Land O’Lakes for its branded butter, but the division I work for has 30 years experience …

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