Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

Lillian Rivera on Thinking beyond the gender binary on assessments: Notes from the field

I am Lillian Rivera, After School Program Director for Hetrick-Martin Institute, a community-based organization that provides programs for LGBT teens that focus on arts and culture, health and wellness, job readiness, academic enrichment as well as counseling and HIV prevention services to 1,500 youth annually.  HMI’s HIV prevention work allows us to work with various …

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Susan Kistler on the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship

Susan Kistler here, AEA’s Executive Director and Saturday contributor for aea365. I’m excited to be able to share this week that AEA is now taking applications for the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program. The goals of GEDI are to: Expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other underrepresented groups who …

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Susan Kistler on Sharing Your Ideas on Including Gender and Identity to Win a Copy of Finding Out

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. In last week’s post, I told you how to win a copy of Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting by suggesting your favorite (or a hated) data visualization via the aea365 comments. Hot Tip: We received lots of great …

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LGBT Week: John Daws on Submitting a Conference Proposal to the LGBT TIG for Evaluation 2011

Hi. I’m John Daws, a Senior Research Specialist in the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. I’m here to ask you to consider submitting a conference proposal to the LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group for the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference. Have you worked on an …

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LGBT Week: Joseph Kosciw on Making Schools Safe and Affirming Places to Learn for LGBT Students

I am Joseph Kosciw, Senior Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives, at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN has worked for over 20 years to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For 10 of those years, GLSEN has been documenting the school experiences …

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LGBT Week: Robin Lin Miller & Miles McNall on Putting Disempowered People at the Center of the Evaluation

Can community members be meaningfully engaged in evaluations when time is short? Our experience suggests that they can. We are Robin Lin Miller and Miles McNall. Robin is Professor of Ecological and Community Psychology and Miles is Associate Director of the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative, both at Michigan State University. We have evaluated community-based …

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LGBT Week: Joe Heimlich on Why Ask Questions?

Greetings! I’m Joe Heimlich, a Professor at The Ohio State University with Extension, the School of Environment & Natural Resources, and the Environmental Science Graduate Program. I’m also a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Learning Innovation. This year, along with John Daws, I’m Program co-Chair for the AEA LGBT Issues TIG. Hot Tip: …

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LGBT Week: Denice Cassaro on Using Open-Ended Demographic Categories to Learn About Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender

My name is Denice Cassaro. I am strongly committed to serving as a positive social change agent and educator through the use of evaluation processes. I have found incorporating queer/feminist/critical race theories helpful by the challenges offered in: understanding concepts of identities (race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation/preference) as socially constructed not minimizing the impact/meaning of intersecting …

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LGBT Week: Käri Greene on Issues of Gender and Sexuality in Evaluation

My name is Käri Greene and I’m a Senior Research Analyst at an intergovernmental agency for the Oregon Public Health Division and Multnomah County Health Department, as well as a co-Chair for the LGBT Issues TIG. Our TIG explores areas of sexuality, gender and identity as they relate to evaluation theory, practice, and use, specifically …

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