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This page is intended to highlight news of the passing of any AEA members within the recent months. These individuals enriched our lives and our community. We are saddened by the loss and ask that you join us in remembering them fondly. If you have news to post here, please send to info@eval.org


Daniel L. Stufflebeam

AEA mourns the recent passing of Professor Daniel L. Stufflebeam. He was a professor of Edudan.jpgcation and Director of the Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. He also led the national Center for Research on Teacher Evaluation and Educational Accountability.

He received his Ph.D in 1964 from Purdue. He participated in the emergence of the program evaluation discipline in the 1960s, when he headed The Evaluation Center at Ohio State University. Stufflebeam developed the CIPP model, one of the first and still most widely used evaluation approaches; directed the development of more than 100 standardized achievement tests; and authored or coauthored 15 books and about 70 articles and book chapters.

From 1975-1988 he chaired the Joint Committee that issued national standards for both program and personnel evaluations.  For theory contributions, he received the 1984 Western Michigan University Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, the 1985 American Evaluation Association Paul Lazersfeld prize, and the 1999 Jason Millman award from the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation.

Stufflebeam was a long-standing, active member of the American Evaluation Association.  Appointed the Beula McKee professor of education at Western Michigan University, since 1997 and distinguished university professor, since 2002.  He was coeditor and frequent contributor to Kluwer Publishers' series of books on evaluation in education and human services. 

Should you want to send condolences to his wife Carolyn and his family, their home address is 6660 Ravine Road Kalamazoo, MI 49009-9075.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalamazoo, MI. (Link to obituary)