Awards

Awards Received by Students and Alumni of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation

2014—American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research on Evaluation Special Interest Group (SIG) Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award (Chris Coryn)

2013—American Evaluation Association (AEA) Case Competition, 2nd place (Jason Burkhardt, Gregory Greenman, Satoshi Ozeki, and Lyssa Wilson)

2013—American Evaluation Association (AEA) Case Competition, 4th place (Kristin Hobson, Robert McCowen, Corey Smith, and Carl Westine)

2013—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Kristin Hobson)

2013—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Carl Westine)

2013—Western Michigan University (WMU) Emerging Scholar Award (Chris Coryn)

2013—American Evaluation Association (AEA) Marcia Guttentag Award (Daniela Schroeter)

2013—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “Meta-Analysis as a Method of Multi-Site Evaluation of International Development Projects and Programs” at the 7th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Kristin Hobson)

2013—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “An Evaluation of the Overall Quality and Transparency of Evaluation at the Swiss National Science Foundation” at the 7th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Robert McCowen)

2012—Global Project Management Institute Literature Award (Willis Thomas)

2012—Western Michigan University (WMU) Departmental Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award (Kristin Hobson)

2012—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Assessment Grant (Maran Subramain)

2012—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Assessment Grant (Lindsay Noakes)

2011—The Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Method, or Practice (P. Cristian Gugiu)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “Implementing Formative Assessment into a Geoscience Classroom” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Robert McCowen)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “Preservice Mathematics Teachers Conceptions of Assessment” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Lindsay Noakes)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “A Meta-Analysis of Studies of the Effects of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines on the Development of Autism Among Children” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Kristin Hobson)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “A Meta-Analysis of Studies of the Effects of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines on the Development of Autism Among Children” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Pedro Mateu)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “A Meta-Analysis of Studies of the Effects of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines on the Development of Autism Among Children” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Jan Fields)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “International Aid Programs and Maternal Mortality in Colombia” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Julio Hernandez-Correa)

2011—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “International Aid Programs and Maternal Mortality in Colombia” at the 5th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Carl Westine)

2011—Western Michigan University (WMU) Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowship (Stephanie Evergreen)

2011—Western Michigan University (WMU) Departmental Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award (Carl Westine)

2011—Western Michigan University (WMU) Outstanding New Professional Award (Daniela Schroeter)

2011—Western Michigan University (WMU) Supervisor Superstar Nominee “Supervisor of the Year” (Daniela Schroeter)

2010—Western Michigan University (WMU) Research Development Award (Daniela Schroeter)

2010—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “Construct Validity of Race and its Impact on Research and Evaluation” at the 4th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Kelly Robertson)

2010—Outstanding Graduate Student Poster/Display Award for poster titled “Construct Validity of Race and its Impact on Research and Evaluation” at the 4th Annual Western Michigan University (WMU) Research and Creative Activities Poster Day (Diane Rogers)

2009—The Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Method, or Practice (Anne Cullen)

2009—Western Michigan University (WMU) All-University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award (P. Cristian Gugiu)

2008—American Evaluation Association (AEA) Marcia Guttentag Award (Chris Coryn)

2008—Michigan Association for Evaluation (MAE) John A. Seeley Friend of Evaluation Award (Chris Coryn)

2008—Western Michigan University (WMU) Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowship (P. Cristian Gugiu)

2008—Western Michigan University (WMU) Departmental Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award (P. Cristian Gugiu)

2013—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (John Risley)

2006—European Evaluation Society/United Kingdom Evaluation Society Bursary (Daniela Schroeter)

2006—European Evaluation Society/United Kingdom Evaluation Society Bursary (Chris Coryn)

2006—European Union Grant supported by the European Community’s Sixth Framework Program under the Marie-Curie Conferences and Training Courses Action, to cover costs of attending and presenting at the Evaluation of Sustainability conference (EASY-ECO) (Daniela Schroeter)

2006—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student International Travel Award (Daniela Schroeter)

2006—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Daniela Schroeter)

2006—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student International Travel Award (Chris Coryn)

2006—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Chris Coryn)

2005—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Brandon Youker)

2004—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Daniela Schroeter)

2004—Western Michigan University (WMU) Graduate Student Research and Travel Award (Chris Coryn)

2004—American Evaluation Association (AEA) Travel Award (Chris Coryn)

2004—Indiana University (IU) Award for Graduate Research Excellence (Chris Coryn)

2004—Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Travel Award (Chris Coryn)

The Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Methodology, or Practice

Past Recipients

2007 — Kimberly van der Woerd, Simon Fraser University dissertation abstract

2008 — Fred Mayhew, North Carolina State University dissertation abstract

2009 — Anne Cullen, Western Michigan University dissertation abstract

2010 — Lennise J.C. Baptiste, Kent State University dissertation abstract

2011 — P. Cristian Gugiu, Western Michigan University dissertation abstract

2012 — No award given

2013 — Thomas G. Archibald, Virginia Tech; Nora F. Murphy, University of Minnesota; Kurt Wilson, Western Michigan University

Award Description

The Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Methodology, or Practice is presented to a student whose doctoral dissertation represents a significant contribution to the theory, methodology, or practice of evaluation. The winner receives a certificate of recognition.

Eligibility

Doctoral students in any discipline from any institution who have successfully completed and defended an evaluation-related doctoral dissertation between January 1 and December 31.

Required Nomination Materials

The following materials must be sent via email to chris.coryn@wmich.edu. Submitted materials will not be returned.

  1. Nominee Information: Complete contact information, including nominee’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. Nomination Justification: A statement from either the nominee or nominator justifying the award nomination.
  3. Letters of Support: At least two and no more than five letters of support from members of the nominee’s dissertation committee and/or colleagues in support of the nomination.
  4. Supporting Documentation: An brief description of the dissertation of no more than 10 single-spaced pages.

Submission Instructions

Completed applications, nomination forms, and required attachments must be received by January 31. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

The award winner will be announced in February.

If you have any questions about this award, please email chris.coryn@wmich.edu, or telephone 269-387-5906.

The Daniel L. Stufflebeam Travel Scholarship

Past Recipients

2007 — Melisa Borgos-Colon, Western Michigan University

2008 — Stephanie Evergreen, Western Michigan University

2009 — Carl Westine and Lindsay Noakes, Western Michigan University

2010 — Mohammed Alyami and Kelly Robertson, Western Michigan University

2011 — Jason Burkhardt and Diane Rogers, Western Michigan University

2012 — No award given

2013 — Satoshi Ozeki, Western Michigan University

Award Description

The Daniel L. Stufflebeam Travel Scholarship is presented to a promising doctoral student who has displayed outstanding academic performance in their graduate coursework. The winner receives $1,000 for travel expenses to the annual American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference.

Eligibility

Doctoral students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University. Priority is given to students during their initial year(s) of study.

Required Nomination Materials

The following materials must be sent via email to chris.coryn@wmich.edu. Submitted materials will not be returned.

  1. Nominee Information: Complete contact information, including nominee’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. Nomination Justification: A statement from either the nominee or nominator justifying the award nomination.
  3. Letter of Support: At least one and no more than two letters of support from instructors and/or colleagues in support of the nomination.
  4. Supporting Documentation: A curriculum vita or resume of no more than 10 pages.

Submission Instructions

Completed applications, nomination forms, and required attachments must be received by September 30. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

The IDPE Dissertation Completion Award

Past Recipients

2013 —

Award Description

Coming soon.

Eligibility

Coming soon.

Required Nomination Materials

The following materials must be sent via email to chris.coryn@wmich.edu. Submitted materials will not be returned.

    1. Nominee Information: Complete contact and degree information, including nominee’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, institution, department, and date of successful dissertation proposal defense.
    2. Nomination Justification: A statement from either the nominee or nominator justifying the award nomination.
    3. Letters of Support: At least two and no more than five letters of support from members of the nominee’s dissertation committee and/or colleagues in support of the nomination.
    4. Supporting Documentation: Coming soon.

Submission Instructions

Completed applications, nomination forms, and required attachments can be submitted at any time. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

Award winners will be announced on an ongoing basis.

If you have any questions about this award, please email chris.coryn@wmich.edu, or telephone 269-387-5906.

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