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.
DU Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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