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Emeritus inducted into hall of fame

Dec. 8, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Daniel L. Stufflebeam, founding director of Western Michigan University's Evaluation Center, has been inducted into the College of Education and Human Ecology's 2009 Hall of Fame at Ohio State University.

"Because [he] is a test whiz, educators and policymakers are able to determine the quality of academic programs and the expertise of professionals who teach them," the college said in announcing the honor. "His work has positively influenced the lives and careers of literally millions of young people as his pioneering methods have been implemented around the world."

Stufflebeam established OSU's Evaluation Center in 1963 as well as created a doctoral program in evaluation and assessment at that university. After leaving OSU in 1973, he became director of WMU's Evaluation Center, a position he served in until 2002. The professor emeritus of educational leadership retired from WMU in 2007 after 34 years of service to the University, but remains active with the Evaluation Center as a consultant.

During his tenure, he led the effort to create the University's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Evaluation and co-designed the doctoral program in educational evaluation, research design and measurement. He also chaired the national Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation for its first 13 years and served as founding director of the federally supported national Center for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation.

In addition, Stufflebeam has garnered more than $20 million in grants and contracts to support evaluation and research projects in a variety of nationally and internationally significant areas. He has directed the development of more than 100 standardized achievement tests, including eight forms of the GED tests, and his publications, which include 15 books and about 100 journal articles and book chapters, have appeared in eight languages.

In 2002, WMU named Stufflebeam a Distinguished University Professor. Among his other numerous honors are receiving the American Evaluation Association's Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award, and being named a Distinguished Faculty Scholar as well as the Harold and Beulah McKee Professor of Education at WMU.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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