Lori Wingate, Ph.D.

Lori A. Wingate, Ph.D.
Assistant Director

Phone: 269-387-5922

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Evaluation Café

The Evaluation Café features the brightest minds in evaluation, as part of a weekly series presented throughout the academic year. Guest speakers bring a fresh perspective on a wide range of evaluation topics. Attend in person – sandwiches provided! – or catch up on the latest discussion through our web library. Learn more. evaluation cafe

Evaluation Checklists

To improve the quality and consistency of evaluations and enhance evaluation capacity, we promote the use of high-quality checklists targeted to specific evaluation tasks and approaches. The checklist site provides evaluation specialists and users with refereed checklists for designing, budgeting, contracting, staffing, managing, and assessing evaluations of programs, personnel, students, and other evaluands; collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and determining merit, worth, and significance. Learn.

Evaluation Ph.D.

The Evaluation Center houses the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation program, supporting the development of evaluation scholars and practitioners with practical experience and deep knowledge of evaluation theory, methodology, and practice as well as superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn more.

Lori A. Wingate, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
The Evaluation Center
Western Michigan University
Email: lori.wingate@wmich.edu
Phone: 269-387-5895
Vita (PDF)


I am principal investigator for EvaluATE, the National Science Foundation-funded evaluation resource center for advanced technological education. EvaluATE’s mission is to promote the goals of the Advanced Technological Education program by partnering with ATE projects and centers to strengthen the program’s evaluation knowledge base, expand the use of exemplary evaluation practices, and support the continuous improvement of technician education throughout the nation. www.evalu-ate.org
Select Publications
Kapp, K., & Wingate, L. (2012). Designing, marketing and delivering an effective webinar: Guidelines based on research and practice. Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 2(3).

Wingate, L.A. (2010). Metaevaluation: Purpose, prescription, and practice. In E. Bader, P. Peterson, & B. McGraw (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed.). San Diego: Elsevier.
Recent Presentations
Wingate, L., & Schroeter, D. (April, 2014). Translating Evaluation Findings into Action. CDC University Workshop, Atlanta, GA. Slides
Wingate, L. (2011, November). Evaluation expectations expressed in National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program solicitations: An analysis of changes in de facto evaluation policy since 1993. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.
Featured Webinars
Click on the titles below to access the recordings, handouts, and slides
Right-sizing evaluation for ATE small grants. March 2014
Orientation to ATE Survey 2014. January 2014
Questions, data, conclusions, and recommendations: Connecting the dots for an effective evaluation. November 2013
 ATE evaluation 101. September 2013
 Evaluation: A key ingredient for a successful ATE proposal. August 2013
ATE evaluation 101. September 2012
Build a better ATE proposal with evaluation and logic models. August 2012
Claims + evidence: Assessing ATE grant outcomes. March 2011.
Workshop Materials
CDC Workshop Identifying evaluation questions. April 2014.

Stephen Magura, Ph.D., C.S.W.

The Evaluation Center
Western Michigan UniversityEmail: stephen.magura@wmich.edu
Phone: 269-387-5895

Vita  (PDF)

Current Projects

Controlling for Endogeneity Biases in Estimating AA Effects on Drinking Outcomes (2009 – )
Sponsor: NIH, R21 AA017906
Principal InvestigatorResearch to Define and Measure Effectiveness of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers and Projects (2008 – )
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (subward of #0832874)
Principal InvestigatorEfficacy of ‘Dual Focus’ Mutual Aid for Persons with Co-occurring Disorders (2008 – )
Sponsor: NIDA, R01  DA023119
Principal InvestigatorSublingual Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain in Patients at Risk for Drug Abuse
Sponsor: NIDA R21 DA022675
Co-InvestigatorBuprenorphine Maintenance in Jail and Post-Release
Sponsor: NIDA R21 DA020583
Principal Investigator

Service & Membership
Deputy Editor, Substance Use and Misuse
Editorial Board, Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment
Editorial Board, The Open Addiction Journal
Editorial Board, The Open Family Studies Journal

Editorial Board, International Journal of Drug Testing
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and  Letters
Elected Member, Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)
Elected Member, College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
Publications Committee, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Member, Advisory Group for Clinical Addiction Research Training, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY.
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, American Evaluation Society
Grant Review Panels (numerous): National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Administration for Children, Youth and Families; Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases; National Institute on Child and Human Development.

Recent Publications

Magura S. Validating reports of illegal drug use to evaluate national drug control policy. Evaluation and Program Planning 33 234–237, 2010.Magura S, Spybrook J, Rosenblum A, Fong  C, Villano C, Vogel, HS, Betzler, T. Undiagnosed drug use among admissions to psychiatric day treatment and prediction of early exit. Open Addiction Journal 3, 95-101, 2010.Magura S, Rosenblum A,  Betzler T. Substance use and mental health outcomes for comorbid patients in psychiatric day treatment. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment 3: 71-78, 2009.Magura S, Lee JD, Hershberger J , Joseph H, Marsch L, Shropshire C, Rosenblum A. Buprenorphine and methadone maintenance in jail and post-release: A randomized clinical trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 99 (1-3):222-230, 2009.Magura S. Controlling for endogeneity bias in estimating Alcoholics Anonymous effects on drinking (abstract). Michigan Academician 39 (2 :64, 2009.Magura S. What more do we need to know about medication-assisted treatment for prescription opioid abusers? (Commentary). Addiction 104 (5): 784-785, 2009Magura S. Effectiveness of dual focus mutual aid for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders: A review and synthesis of the Double Trouble in Recovery evaluation. Substance Use & Misuse 43: 1-23, 2008

Magura S., Rosenblum A, Villano C, Vogel HS, Fong C, Beztler T.  Mutual aid for co-occurring disorders: a quasi-experimental outcome study. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34 (1):61-74, 2008.

Magura S, Villano,CL,  Rosenblum A, Vogel HS, Betzler T. Consumer evaluation of dual focus mutual aid. Journal of Dual Diagnosis 4 (2): 170-185, 2008.



Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Ph.D.

Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Phone: 269-387-5895

Michael J. Scriven, Ph.D.

Michael J. Scriven, Ph.D.
Principal Research Associate

Phone: 269-387-5895

James R. Sanders, Ph.D.

James R. Sanders, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Phone: 269-387-5895

Mary E. Ramlow, B.A.

Mary E. Ramlow, B.A.
Office Coordinator

Phone: 269-387-5902