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Susan Kistler on Local Affiliates and Managing Professional Obligations

My name is Susan Kistler and I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. This past week, I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), an AEA Local Affiliate. At the opening session, George Grob lead a discussion that ultimately focused heavily on tactics evaluators are …

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Jonny Morell on Logic Models and Unintended Consequences

My name is Jonny Morell. I’m a senior policy analyst at the Vector Research Center for Enterprise Improvement, a division of TechTeam Government Solutions. I have been writing a lot about two topics – unexpected behavior in programs, and logic models. Recently these have been knitting together in my mind. I’m beginning to appreciate how …

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Molly Engle on Evaluation as an Everyday Activity

Molly Engle on Evaluation as an Everyday Activity Hello. I am Molly Engle, the Evaluation Specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service and a past president of the AEA. For over 10 years my role has been building evaluation capacity and providing evaluation resources to over 250 faculty members. Although these individuals are well …

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LaMarcus Bolton on Tools for File Manipulation

My name is LaMarcus Bolton, and I am the American Evaluation Association’s Technology Director, as well as a doctoral student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Today, I wanted to let you know of a few really good (and free) resources for manipulating files online. Rad Resource: Have you ever been sent a PDF form that you needed …

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Jason Terry on Challenges in Evaluating Peacebuilding Activities

My name is Jason Terry and I’m an international education professional by day and a conflict resolution trainer and human rights advocate by night, working with youth and low-income LGBT people in the District of Columbia.  Like some of the other folks who have posted here, I’m also not an evaluator, but I strongly believe …

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Stephen Axelrad on Knowledge Management

My name is Stephen Axelrad.  I am a Human Capital consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Human Capital and Learning team.  I consult with the US Department of Defense agencies on issues relating to human resources program evaluation, employee engagement, organizational culture, and performance measurement/management.  I have had an ongoing interest and involvement with knowledge management …

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Susan Kistler on AEA’s Evaluation Journals

Happy Saturday! My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. AEA members receive as part of their membership, free online access to four journals – AEA’s own American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) and New Directions for Evaluation (NDE), …

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Michael Duttweiler on Talking Your Way Into a Logic Model

Hello, My name is Michael Duttweiler and I am assistant director for program development and accountability for Cornell University Cooperative Extension.  One of my roles is to provide evaluation planning assistance to local extension educators, many of whom do not have formal backgrounds in program development or evaluation. Hot Tip: Talking Your Way Into a …

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