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


The second edition of Evaluation, Theory, Models, & Applications by WMU Professor Emeritus Dr. Daniel Stufflebeam and IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn is now available.

IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn, IDPE alumni Dr. Daniela Schröter, and IDPE student Robert McCowen recently had their paper titled “A mixed method study of some of the factors associated with successful school strategies for native Hawaiian students in the state of Hawai’i” published in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.

IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn recently received the American Educational Research Association Research on Evaluation Special Interest Group Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award.

IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn recently received the Western Michigan University Emerging Scholar Award.

CNN recently listed evaluation in a Top 10 List of fields with excellent job opportunities. 

IDPE graduate Dr. Tererai Trent was named Oprah Winfrey's all-time favorite guest. Oprah donated $1.5 million to Trent's home village to build and support a new school. Support the Matau Primary School Project in Zimbabwe by purchasing a T-shirt.