Topical Interest Groups

Topical Interest Groups (TIGs) are subgroups of the association comprised of members with common interests. TIGs may be formed around methodologies such as Needs Assessment, around work contexts such as Government Evaluation, around salient concerns such as Feminist Issues, or around professional status such as Independent Consultants. AEA currently supports 60+ TIGS in their pursuit evaluation best practices within their topic area.

AEA members who are actively involved in TIGs receive greater value out of their membership. The TIG community is valuable way to remain connected to topic, specialty, or methodology while working independently to improve programs. In addition, TIGs help the AEA education team build the Evaluation Conference schedule, giving TIGs real influence in the teaching of evaluation.

Although there is no limit of how many TIGs you can join, we recommend you limit your membership to five in order to maintain appropriate involvement.

  • To join a TIG, log on to your AEA account and update your profile with your TIG preferences here.
  • To seek answers to the most frequently asked questions about TIGs click here

Advocacy and Policy Change

Chair

Sarah Stachowiak
ORS Impact

Co-chair

Kat Athanasiades
Center for Evaluation Innovation

Program Chair

Rhonda Schlangen
Rhonda Schlangen Consulting, LLC 

Program Co-chair

Dawn Valentine
Variable Scoop

Arts, Culture, & Museums

Chair

Jeremy Foutz
STEAM Workgroup

Program Chair

Patti Saraniero
Moxie Research

Program Co-Chair

Don Glass
The Kennedy Center

Assessment in Higher Education

Chair 

Chad E. Kee
WhitworthKee Consulting 

Program Chair

Amy Bowser
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Behavioral Health

Chair 

Elizabeth Oyer
Choices Coordinated Care Solutions

Co-Chair 

Svetlana Yampolskaya
University of South Florida

Program Chair

Kathleen Ferreira
C4 Innovations

Program Co-Chair

Shannon Campbell
Comagine Health

Cluster, Multi-site & Multi-level Evaluation

Chair

Jenica Reed
Deloitte

Co-chair

Emily Barkin
Deloitte

Program Chair

Cagney Stigger
Deloitte

Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation

Chair 

David Fetterman
Fetterman Associates

Co-chair & Program Chair

Liliana Rodriguez-Campos
University of South Florida

Program Co-Chair

Connie Walker-Egea
University of South Florida

College Access Programs

Chair & Program Chair

Joaquina Scott Kankam
Prairie View A & M University

Community Development

Chair

Joy Amulya
IREX, Evaluation & Learning

Program Chair

Samantha Shaak
Community Innovation & Evaluation Department of Community Health Lehigh Valley Health Network

Community Psychology

Chair

Jonathan Scaccia
The Dawn Chorus Group

Co-chair

Brittany Cook
The Wandersman Center

Program Chair

Ijeoma Ezeofor
TCC Group

Program Co-chair

Mayah Williams
CDC

Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits, & Economics

Chair

Brian Yates
American University

Co-Chair

Ronald Scott Visscher
Western Michigan University

Program Chair

Nadini Persaud
University of the West Indies

Program Co-chair

Ruqayyah Abu-Obaid
Western Michigan University

Crime and Justice

Chair & Program Chair

Billie-Jo Grant
Macmillan Learning / Cal Poly State University

Data Visualization & Reporting

Chair

Jennifer Nulty
Pivot Data Design

Co-chair

Deven Wisner
Viable Insights

Program Chair

Jessica Weitzel 
Via Evaluation 

Program Co-Chair

Jessie Rouder
ICF

Democracy & Governance

Chair

Alysson A Oakley
Pact

Co-chair

Megan Guidrey 
Internews 

Program Chair

Lauren Serpe
Pact

Program Co-Chair

Marian Ware
IRI

Design & Analysis of Experiments

Chair

Steve Bell
Westat

Co-Chair 

M. H. Clark
University of Central Florida

Program Chair

Dustin J. Anderson
Western Michigan University

Disabilities & Underrepresented Populations

Chair

June Gothberg
Western Michigan University

Program Chair

Caitlyn Bukaty 
Hands on Educational Services, Inc. 

Disaster & Emergency Management Evaluation


Chair 

Phung Pham
Children's Hospital Los Angeles / Claremont Graduate University

Co-Chair 

Sue Ann Sarpy
Sarpy and Associates, LLC

Program Chair

Nnenia Campbell
University of Colorado Boulder

Distance Education & Other Educational Technologies

Chair & Program Chair

William Carpenter 
University of South Florida

Environmental Program Evaluation

Chair

Allison Van
McMaster University

Program Chair

Rupu Gupta
Knology

Program Co-Chair

Greta Landis
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Evaluation Managers & Supervisors

Chair

Nicolle Dally
Deloitte

Co-Chair

Beryl Otumfuor
Atlanta Speech School

Program Chair

Cindy Shuman, Ph.D.
Research and External Funding

Evaluation Policy

Chair

Alana R. Kinarsky
University of California, Los Angeles

Co-chair

Leslie A. Fierro
International Development Research Centre

Program Chair

Rhonda Williams
Communities Foundation of Texas

Program Co-chair

Esther Nolton
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Extension Education Evaluation

Chair

Vikram Koundinya
University of California, Davis

Program Chair

Lola Adedokun
University of Kentucky

Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Chair

Kirsten Zeiter
EnCompass, LLC

Co-Chair

Christine Bell
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Chair

Elyse McCall-Thomas
Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada 

Program Co-Chair

Melissa Chapman Haynes
Professional Data Analysts, GBC

Government Evaluation

Chair

Christopher Voegeli
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Program Chair

Steve Lize
Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

Graduate Education Diversity Internship

Chair & Program Chair

Nnenia Campbell
University of Colorado Boulder

Graduate Students & New Evaluators

Chair

Maddison Staszkiewicz

Program Chair

Michelle Crosby

Program Co-Chair Theodore Theoharis

Communications Chair

Maddison Staszkiewicz

Co-Communications Chair

Danielle Murillo

Health Evaluation

Chair

Jenica Huddleston Reed
Deloitte Consulting 

Program Chair

Jillian Papa
Action for Healthy Kids

Health Professions Education, Evaluation & Research

Chair

Asma M. Ali, PhD 
Principal Consultant AA & Associates

Program chair

Patrick Barlow, PhD
The University of Iowa

Program Co-chair

Anne Vo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education
Associate Director of Evaluation
Keck School of Medicine

Human Services Evaluation

Chair

Mansoor Kazi
Fredonia State University of New York

Co-chair

Yeongbin Kim
Fredonia State University of New York

Independent Consulting

Chair

Nina R. Sabarre
Intention 2 Impact, LLC

Co-Chair

Lisa Kaczmarcyk
Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting, LLC

Program Chair

Mindelyn Anderson
Mirror Group

Program Co-Chair Matteah Spencer Reppart 
Proponents, LLC

Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation

Chair

Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro
University of Minnesota; Bowman Performance Consulting

Co-chair

Nicole Bowman
University of Wisconsin; Bowman Performance Consulting

Program Chair

Aneta Cram
Kaota Limited

Program Co-Chair

Karen Alexander
Inter-tribal Council of Michigan

Integrating Technology into Evaluation

Chair

Zach Tilton
Western Michigan University

Co-chair

Linda Raftree
TCC Group

Program Chair

Kecia Bertermann
Luminate

Program Co-chair

Ichhya Pant
GWU School of Public Health

Internal Evaluation

Chair

Boris B Volkov
University of Minnesota

Co-Chair

Dana McCurdy
Wikimedia Foundation

Program Chair

Danelle Marable
Massachusetts General Hospital

Program Co-Chair

Rachel Sier
Capital Partners for Education

International & Cross Cultural Evaluation

Chair

Mishkah Jakoet
Genesis Analytics

Program Chair

Lisa Frantzen
TCC Group

Program Co-Chair

Christina Bowles
OneVillage Partners

LatinX Responsive Evaluation Discourse

Chair & Program Chari

Susana Morales
Leap Solutions

Co-chair & Program Co-Chair

Alisha Garcia Flores
Enlace Chicago

Leadership & Organizational Performance

Chair

Alissa Jones
University of Minnesota

Program Chair

Tamara Hamai
Hamai Consulting

Program Co-Chair

Sue Ann Sarpy
Sarpy & Associates, LLC

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

Chair

Gregory Phillips II
Northwestern University

Co-chair

Rory Neuner
Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Military & Veterans

Chair

Rhodri Dierst-Davies 
Deloitte Consulting

Program Chair

Matthew Beymer 
General Dynamics Information Technology

Mixed Methods Evaluation

Chair

Jenna LaChenaye, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Chair

Tamara Cohen Daley, PhD
Westat

Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation

Chair

Monique Liston
Ubuntu Research and Evaluation

Program Chair

Jessie Montana Cain
Children's Trust of South Carolina

Needs Assessment

Chair 

Lisle Hites
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Co-Chair 

Hsin-Ling (Sonya) Hung
VCU Center on Health Disparities

Program Co-chair

Yi-Fang Lee
National Taiwan Normal University

NonProfit & Foundations

Chair

Joelle Greene
Harder+Company Community Research

Co-chair

John Byrnes
Community Services Analysis

Program Chair

Laura Pinsoneault
Evaluation Plus, LLC

Program Co-chair

Loraine Park
ECMC Foundation

Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building

Chair

Cheryl Endres
Western Michigan University

Co-chair

Krisanna Machtmes
Ohio University

Program Chair

Marcela Gutierrez

Program Co-Chair

Jessie Montana Cain
Children's Trust of South Carolina

PreK-12 Educational Evaluation

Chair

Sheila Arens
McREL International

Co-Chair

Lisa Jones
McREL International

Program Chair

David Osman
Round Rock Independent School District

Program Design

Chair

Jacqueline Singh
Qualitative Advantage, LLC

Co-chair

Asma Ali
AA & Associates, LLC

Program Chair

Catherine Nameth 
DGSOM at UCLA

Program Theory & Theory-Driven Evaluation

Chair  

Charles Gasper
TCC Group

Qualitative Methods

Chair

Rachael Lawrence
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Co-Chair

Nandita Chaudhuri
Texas A & M University

Program Chair

Catherine Darrow
Education Development Center (EDC)

Quantitative Methods: Theory & Design

Chair

Vajeera Dorabawila 
New York State Department of Health

Co-chair

Antonio Olmos
Aurora Research Institute

Program Chair

Karen H. Larwin
Youngstown State University 

Program Co-Chair

Haiyan Bai
University of Central Florida

Research on Evaluation

Chair

Michael Harnar
Western Michigan

Program Chair

Dana Linnell Wanzer
Claremont Graduate University

Program Co-chair

Kathleen Doll
Claremont Graduate University

Research, Technology & Development Evaluation

Chair

Robin M. Wagner
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Co-chair

Joshua Schnell
Thomas Reuters

Program Chair

Gavin Reddick
ResearchFish

Program Co-chair

Di Cross
National Institutes of Health

Social Impact Measurement

Chair

Ben Fowler
MarketShare Associates

Program Chair

Courtney Bolinson
Independent Consultant

Social Network Analysis

Chair

Abhik Roy
West Virginia University

Co-chair

Anil Kumar Chaudhary
Penn State University 

Program Chair

Gregory Phillips II 
Northwestern University 

Program Co-chair

Bruce Haupt
University of Kentucky

Social Work

Chair

Mansoor A. F. Kazi
Fredonia State University of New York

Co-chair

Yeongbin Kim
Fredonia State University of New York

Program Chair

Tamarah Moss
Howard University- School of Social Work

Program Co-Chair

Aaron Kates
Grand Valley State University

STEM Education & Training 

Chair

David Sul
Sul & Associates International

Program Chair

Ginger Fitzhugh
Education Development Center

Systems in Evaluation

Co-Chair

Emily Gates
Boston College

Chair

Kim Norris
EnCompass

Program Chair

Clara Shim
Boston College

Program Co-chair

Jeenen Garcia 
Global Environment Facility

Teaching of Evaluation

Chair

Aileen Reid, PhD
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Co-Chair

Tiffany Smith, PhD
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Program Chair 

Jill Lohmeier
UMass Lowell

Program Co-Chair

Kelly McGinn 
Temple University

Theories of Evaluation

Chair

Randall Davies
Brigham Young University

Program Chair

Alisa Balestra
HPW Associates, LLC

Program Co-chair

Natalie De Sole
Rooted-Growth LLC

Translational Research Evaluation

Chair

Tanha Patel
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Program Chair

Judy Kimberly
Brown University

University-Based Centers

Chair & Program Chair

Samuel Robison
Social Research and Evaluation Center

Co-Chair & Program Co-Chair

Sarah Mason
Center for Research Evaluation

Use & Influence of Evaluation

Chair

Ravneet Tiwana
San Jose State University

Co-Chair

Juna Snow
InnovatEd Consulting, LLC.

Youth Focused Evaluation

Chair

Julie Poncelet
Action Evaluation Collaborative

Co-Chair

Ross VeLure Roholt
University of Minnesota

Program Chair

Nick Petten
Petten Consulting

Program Co-chair

Jimmy Frickey
Trent University

 

 

 

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