Daniela C. Schroeter, Ph.D.

Director of Research
The Evaluation Center
Western Michigan University
Email: daniela.schroeter@wmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-5895
Vita (PDF)

My evaluation and research interests are interdisciplinary at heart and center on evaluation theory, methodology, practice, and capacity building. Primary interests in grant and contracts work relate to program evaluations in science, technology, and engineering sectors, adult learning via innovative learning environments, organizational theory, and sustainability evaluation. I have a special interest in teaching evaluation theory, methodology, and practice.

Current Projects

National Science Foundation (Award Number: DRL-1228809)

  • PEEPs for PD: Identification of Project Effectiveness Principles for Professional Development in Elementary Science Teaching (2012-2014)
  • Co-PIs: Chris Coryn, Lori Wingate, and Juna Snow

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention University

  • Workshops in Data Interpretation, Evaluation Questions, and Translating Findings (2012-2013)
  • Co-Project Director with Dr. Lori Wingate
  • Slides:

AXIOM Sales Force Development

AXIOM Sales Force Development

  • Training Impact Evaluations of Axiom Sales Force Development (2012-2014)
International Labour Organisation

  • Evaluation Appraisals for ILO Technical Cooperation Projects 2009-2011 (Spring 2013)
  • Co-PI: Kelly Robertson
Augustana College (NSF DBI Subaward: 0954829)

  • External Evaluation of the Augustana College NSF RCN-UBE: Microbial Genome Annotation Network Project (2011-2014)
Kalamazoo College (DOE FIPSE Subaward: P116B100047)

  • External Evaluation of the Kalamazoo College “Improving Student Retention and Connection through Innovative Advising Practices” grant (2011-2014)
  • Co-PI: Kelly Robertson
  NIH NIDA (Award Number: 1R21DA032151-01)

  • Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Program Repositories (2011-2013)
  • PI: Stephen Magura

Selected Publications

Coryn, C. L. S., Schröter, D. C., Cullen, A., Semen, L., & McLaughlin, J. (2012). Assessing implementation fidelity of a national nutrition education program: A case study of Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 8(19), 15-25.Schröter, D. C., Coryn, C. L. S., Cullen, A., Robertson, K. N., & Alyami, M. (2011). Using concept mapping for planning and evaluation of a statewide energy efficiency initiative. Energy Efficiency, 5(3), 365-375.Coryn, C. L. S., Noakes, L. A., Westine, C. D., & Schröter, D. C., (2011). A systematic review of theory-driven evaluation practice from 1990 to 2009. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(3).Schröter, D. C., & Alyami, M. (2011). Evaluation of Distance Education and E-Learning. [Review of Evaluation of Distance Education and E-Learning]. American Journal of Evaluation.Schröter, D. C. (2010). Outcome-based program development and evaluation. [Review of Outcome-based program development and evaluation]. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 23(2), 262-264.

Coryn, C. L. S., Schröter, D. C., & Hanssen, C. E. (2009). A modification of the Success Case Method for strengthening causal inferences from single‐group studies. American Journal of Evaluation, 30(1), 80-92.

Dewey, J. D., Montrosse, B. E., Schröter, D. C., Sullins, C. D., & Mattox, J. R. (2008). Evaluator competencies: What’s taught versus what’s sought. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3), 268-287.

Schröter, D. C. (2008). The logic and methodology of sustainability evaluation: A checklist approach. (pp. 217-236). In M. Ant, A. Hammer, & O. Löwenbein (Eds.), Nachhaltiger Mehrwert von Evaluation [Sustained value-added via evaluation]. Bielefeld, Germany: Bertelsmann.

Schröter, D. C., Coryn, C. L. S., & Montrosse, B. (2008). Peer review of submissions to the annual American Evaluation Association conference by the Graduate Student & New Evaluators Topical Interest Group. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 5(9), 25-40.

Recent Presentations

The Complexity of Training and Development Evaluation. [Schroeter, D.C., Martens, K.S. Robertson, K.N.]. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 27, 2012.Identifying Project Evaluation Effectiveness Principles in Professional Development Evaluation [Discussants: Snow, J., Hartry, A., Schroeter, D.C.] Think Tank facilitated at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 26, 2012.Critical Review of Evidence-Based Program Repositories for Behavioral Health Treatment [Robertson, K.N., Schroeter, D.C., Burkhardt, J., Magura, S., Coryn, C.] Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 25, 2012.


Cost Analysis in Evaluation. Course of the IDPE (Spring 2010, 2009)Ongoing supervision of

  • Evaluation Field Experiences
  • Independent Research
  • Dissertation Readings







Associate Editor


Advisor on Doctoral Program and Dissertation Committees

  • Select doctoral students in the IDPE (2009–)


(grant reviewer, 2010)


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