New Paper by IDPE Students and Faculty

IDPE students Abhik Roy and Kristin Hobson, and IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn recently had their paper titled “What’s in a Scriven Number” published in the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation. More information

New Paper by IDPE Faculty and Students

The Evaluation Center Director of Research Dr. Daniela Schroeter, IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn, and IDPE students Kelly Robertson and Mohammed Alyami recently had their paper titled “Using Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation of a Statewide Energy Efficiency Initiative” published in Energy Efficiency. More information

New Paper by IDPE Students and Faculty

IDPE students Kristin Hobson and Pedro Mateu, IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn, and their colleague Dr. Cynthia Graves recently had their paper titled “Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines and Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among Children: A Meta-Analysis” published in World Medical & Health Policy. More information

New Paper by IDPE Alumni and Faculty

IDPE alumni Dr. Margaret Richardson, IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn, and their colleagues recently had their paper titled “Development and Evaluation of the Trauma-Informed System Change Instrument: Factorial Validity and Implications for Use” published in the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal. More information

IDPE Student on Oprah

IDPE graduate Dr. Tererai Trent was named her all-time favorite guests by Oprah Winfrey (watch the video). Oprah donated $1.5 million to the village where Tererai grew up to build and support a new school (watch the video).

To support the Matau Primary School Project in Zimbabwe, Tererai has designed T-shirts which can be purchased from the Save the Children website. More information


New Paper by IDPE Faculty and Students

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(2), 199-226. In the paper, 45 cases of theory-driven evaluations, published over a twenty-year period, are systematically examined. More information

International Projects

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) recently released a report on the quality and transparency of evaluation at the SNSF, which was prepared by Chris Coryn, Brooks Applegate, Daniela Schroeter, Krystin Martens, and Robert McCowen of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, The Evaluation Center, and the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research (EMR) program at WMU. More information

Developing Talent

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation program develops evaluation scholars and practitioners who have deep knowledge of evaluation theory, methodology, and practice as well as superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills.