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  • Hello and Welcome

  • I am an Evaluation Consultant and Assistant Professor of Evaluation and Mixed Methods Research for the Research Methods and Statistics program within the Research Methods and Information Science (RMIS) Department of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

    I research how and why people become evaluators, including a focus on outcomes assessment, organizational learning, and the use of evaluation to support classroom learning. In this context, I research evaluation as a power structure by exploring the ways it affects people/situations with an overall focus on culturally responsive and reflexive practices. I currently teach graduate-level courses in research methods and evaluation, including many service-learning courses, and offer a student interest group, collaboratory hub serving the community, and an annual conference for local evaluation students/practitioners.

    Prior to completing my doctoral studies, I taught high school science in Hawai'i and Colorado and worked as a clinical science training coordinator for a medical school in Virginia. I conducted biomedical research at the University of Alabama, earned my Master of Education in Teaching with a specialization in Secondary Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and completed my PhD in Educational Research Methodology, with concentrations in both evaluation and measurement/quan methods, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    Outside of my professional work, I spend my time mothering, hiking, biking, camping, skiing, and practicing meditation and yoga.

  • Evaluating Better Together | 2018 | 2019


    1st Meeting: September 27-28, 2018

    2nd Meeting: February 7, 2020

    Evaluating Better Together is a regional gathering of evaluators and evaluation scholars in the Denver Metro Area. By hosting this event, we seek to foster authentic relationships between current and future evaluation practitioners through a series of sessions fostering dialogue, networking, and mentoring. Learn more about the 2020 conference through our event website!

    We have paused our plans to host this conference due to social distancing and isolation restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay tuned for more information, consider signing up for conference updates on the event website. 

  • Contact Me

  • ​ DU Email:

     Office Hours:    via Zoom, by appt

     Current Work:  AY18-19


          University of Denver

          Morgridge College of Education

          Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, 249

          1999 E. Evans Ave  

          Denver, CO 80208

     Online Presence:

          Faculty Profile

          Eval in RMIS


          Evaluating Better Together 18

          Event Website

          Online Registration

This portfolio last updated: 26-May-2021 11:30 AM