Graduate Student and New Evaluators

IDPE Week: The Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation at Western Michigan University by Michael Harnar

My name is Michael Harnar. I have been in the evaluation discipline for about 16 years and for almost 3 years I’ve been an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation (IDPE) program at Western Michigan University. When Chris Coryn and I decided to write a set of AEA365 blogs about the IDPE (we offered the idea …

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Reflections on Constructivism Week: Introduction by Michael Harnar

My name is Michael Harnar. I have been in the evaluation discipline for about 16 years and for the last 2.5 years I’ve been an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University. One of my favorite courses to teach at the graduate level is qualitative research methods for evaluators. I like it …

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ToE TIG Week: Walking between worlds: Training evaluation scholar-practitioners to conduct RoE by Christina Peterson, Rachel Ladd, Brenna Butler and Erica Echols

We – Christina Peterson, Rachel Ladd, Brenna Butler, and Erica Echols – are doctoral students in the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As part of a recent study on evaluation scholar-practitioner identity, we interviewed students, alumni, and faculty from evaluation doctoral programs. Understanding the ways in which evaluators come …

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Washington Evaluators Week: Fostering Student Engagement in Evaluation by Esther Nolton

Greetings, fellow evaluators! My name is Esther Nolton and I am a doctoral student at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and a Research Analyst at 2M Research (Arlington, VA). I have had the pleasure of participating in the DC Consortium Student Conference on Evaluation & Policy (DC SCEP) both as a student presenter and as …

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Reflections on Privilege When Working with Latin@ Communities: Perspectives from a Student Evaluator by Sarah Fleming

Greetings! I am Sarah Fleming, MSW, Grants & Evaluation Coordinator at Casa de Esperanza. I have been fortunate to work with amazing evaluators such as Dr. Josie Serrata and Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change and experienced Latin@ practitioners like Ivette Izea-Martinez in our community-based domestic violence …

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Theory & Practice Week: Getting to Know You: The Necessity of Evaluator Reflection by Cherie Avent

Hi Everyone! My name is Cherie Avent, and I am a second year Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a focus on program evaluation and research methods. I have been fortunate to work on diverse evaluation projects in which the faculty allow students to lead and select the theory that would …

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Theory & Practice Week: What’s real!?! How your Understanding of Reality Can (and does) subconsciously Affect your Methods by Justin Long

Hello all, My name is Justin Long and I am a 4th year M.S./PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I was always told to use methods and the evaluation theory that fit the context. If an evaluation is better served through a participatory evaluation then don’t force an deliberative-democratic evaluation approach. …

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Theory & Practice Week: Theory, Methodology, and Application by J. R. Moller

Greetings Everyone (and graduate students in particular)! My name is J. R. Moller and I am a first year Ph.D. student within the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked in evaluation and was trained on the job. I learned a lot, but …

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Theory & Practice Week: Evaluation theory and practice: Two halves of the same body by Adeyemo Adetogun

Hello! My name is Adeyemo Adetogun, I’m a doctoral student in the Education Research Methodology department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). My area of concentration is in program evaluation with a focus on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The very notion that we can evaluate anything, including evaluation itself, …

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Theory & Practice Week: Chicken or the egg: Evaluation theory and practice by Jeremy Acree

Hello, my name is Jeremy Acree and I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), focusing primarily on research methods and program evaluation. I previously worked as a middle school math teacher, and the connections between teaching and evaluation have been interesting to explore. I’m particularly drawn to the ways …

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