Lori Wingate, Ph.D.

Lori A. Wingate, Ph.D.
Assistant Director

Phone: 269-387-5922

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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.



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)


Daniela C. Schroeter, Ph.D.

Daniela C. Schroeter, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Phone: 269-387-5916

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Chris Coryn

Chris L.S. Coryn, Ph.D.
IDPE Director/Project Director

Phone: 269-387-5895

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Stephen Magura, Ph.D.

Stephen  Magura, Ph.D.

Phone: 269-387-5911

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