Dr. Chris L. S. Coryn

Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D in Evaluation
Associate Professor of Evaluation, Measurement, and Research

Phone: (269) 387-5895
Email: chris.coryn@wmich.edu
Curriculum Vita PDF

Current Grants

Department of Justice

International Development Research Center

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Swiss National Science Foundation

Recent Publications

Gugiu, P. C., Westine, C. D., Coryn, C. L. S., & Hobson, K. A. (2013). An application of a new evidence grading system to research on the Chronic Care Model. Evaluation & The Health Professions, 36(1), 3-43.

Roy, A. R., Hobson, K. A., & Coryn, C. L. S. (2012). What’s in a Scriven number? Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 8(19), 41-45.

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.

Hobson, K. A., Mateu, P., Coryn, C. L. S., & Graves, C. D. (2012). Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders among children: A meta-analysis. World Medical & Health Policy, 4(3), 1-14.

Schroeter, D. C., Coryn, C. L. S., Cullen, A., Robertson, K. N., & Alyami, M. (2012). Using concept mapping for planning and evaluation of a statewide energy efficiency initiative. Energy Efficiency, 5(3), 365-375.

Richardson, M. M., Coryn, C. L. S., Henry, J., Black-Pond, C., & Unrau, Y. (2012). Development and evaluation of the Trauma-Informed System Change Instrument: Factorial validity and implications for use. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 29(3), 167-184.

Koleci, X., Coryn, C. L. S., Hobson, K. A., & Keci, R.  (2011). Probability sampling designs for veterinary epidemiology. Albanian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(10), 1-16.

Coryn, C. L. S., & Hobson, K. A. (2011). Using nonequivalent dependent variables to reduce internal validity threats in quasi-experiments: Rationale, history, and examples from practice. In S. Mathison (Ed.), Really new directions in evaluation: Young evaluators’ perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, No. 131, 31-39. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Coryn, C. L. S., Pellegrini, B., Evergreen, S. D. H., Heroux, K., & Turner, K. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Science Esteem Inventory. Journal of Materials Education, 33(3-4), 189-202.

Cullen, A. E., Coryn, C. L. S., & Rugh, J. (2011). The politics and consequences of including stakeholders in international development evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(3), 345-361.

Coryn, C. L. S., Noakes, L. A., Westine, C. D., & Schroeter, D. C., (2011). A systematic review of theory-driven evaluation practice from 1990 to 2009. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(2), 199-226.

Evergreen, S. D. H., & Coryn, C. L. S. (2011). Social-emotional learning scale. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning. New York, NY: Springer.

Cullen, A., E., & Coryn, C. L. S. (2011). Forms and functions of participatory evaluation in international development: A review of the empirical and theoretical literature. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 7(16), 32-47.

Coryn, C. L. S. (2011). Evaluating research: Methodology for people who need to read research [Review of the book Evaluating research: Methodology for people who need to read research, by F. C. Dane]. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(1), 152-154.

Coryn, C. L. S. (2011). Introduction to meta-analysis [Review of the book Introduction to meta-analysis, by M. Bornstein, L. V. Hedges, J. P. T. Higgins, & H. R. Rothstein]. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34(2), 160-161.

Gugiu, P. C., Coryn, C. L. S., & Applegate, E. B. (2010). Structure and measurement properties of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care  instrument. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16(3), 509-516.

The Oral History Project Team (Miller, R. L., Coryn, C. L. S., & Schroeter, D. C.). (2010). The oral history of evaluation: The professional development of James R. Sanders. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(1), 118-130.

Davey, J. W., Gugiu, P. C., & Coryn, C. L. S. (2010). Quantitative methods for estimating the reliability of qualitative data. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 6(13), 140-162.

Cook, T. D., Scriven, M., Coryn, C. L. S., & Evergreen, S. D. H. (2010). Contemporary thinking about causation in evaluation: A dialogue with Tom Cook and Michael Scriven. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(1), 105-117.

Gugiu, P. C., Coryn, C. L. S., Clark, R., & Kuehn, A. (2009). Development and evaluation of the short-version of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) instrument. Chronic Illness, 5(4), 268-276.

Coryn, C. L. S., Spybrook, J. K., Evergreen, S. D. H., & Blinkiewicz, M. V. (2009). Development and evaluation of the Social-Emotional Learning Scale. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27(4), 283-295.

Coryn, C. L. S., Schroeter, D. C., & Hanssen, C. E. (2009). Adding a time-series design element to the Success Case Method to improve methodological rigor: An application for non-profit program evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 30(1), 80-92.

Coryn, C. L. S. (2009). The psychology of goals [Review of the book The psychology of goals, by G. B. Moskowitz & H. Grant]. The Journal of Social Psychology, 149(4), 541-544.

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