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 of 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

Dawn Valentine
Variable Scoop

Program Co-chair

Rhonda Schlangen
Rhonda Schlangen Consulting, LLC

Arts, Culture, & Museums

Chair

Jeremy Foutz
STEAM Workgroup

Program Chair

Marcel Foster
Self

Assessment in Higher Education

Chair 

Fanni Fargo
George Mason University

Co-Chair

Amy Bowser
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Behavioral Health

Chair 

Elizabeth Oyer
EvalSolutions, Inc. 

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

Co-Chair 

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

Program Chair

Rhyanne McDade
Northern Kentucky University

Program Co-Chair

Ivonne Chand O'Neal
MUSE Research

Community Psychology

Chair

Brittany Cook
The Wandersman Center

Program Chair

Jonathan Scaccia
Dawn Chorus Group

Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits, & Economics

Chair

Brian Yates
American 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

Lauren Serpe
Pact

Co-chair

Marian Ware
International Republican Institute

Program Chair

Laura Adams
Pact

Program Co-Chair

Jerim Obure
International Justice Mission

Design & Analysis of Experiments

Chair

M. H. Clark
University of Central Florida

Co-Chair 

Carl Westine
University of North Carolina at Charolotte

Program Chair

Anthony Gambino
University of Connecticut

Program Co-chair Stephen Bell

Disabilities & Underrepresented Populations

Chair

June Gothberg
Cornell University

Program Chair

Caitlyn Bukaty 
University of Central Florida

Disaster & Emergency Management Evaluation


Chair 

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

Program Chair

Catherine Denial
American University

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
Independent Researcher

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

Leslie Fierro
McGill University - Max Bell School of Public Policy

Co-chair

Alana Kinarsky
UCLA School of Education

Program Chair

Esther Nolton
Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute

Extension Education Evaluation

Chair

Omolola (Lola) Adedokun 

Program Chair

LaJoy Spears 

Immediate Past Chair Vikram Koundinya

Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Chair

Kirsten Zeiter
EnCompass, LLC

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

Co-Chair Steven Lize
Pew Charitable Trust

Program Chair

Mary Roach
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Graduate Education Diversity Internship

Chair & Program Chair

Nnenia Campbell
University of Colorado Boulder

Graduate Students & New Evaluators

Chair

Maddison Staszkiewicz
CareFirst

Co-Chair & Program Chair

Michelle Crosby
Independent Consultant

Program Co-Chair Crystal Luce

Health Evaluation

Chair

Jenica Huddleston Reed
Deloitte Consulting 

Program Chair

Jillian Papa
Action for Healthy Kids

Program Co-Chair Amy Kerr
Professional Data Analysts

Health Professions Education, Evaluation & Research

Chair

Anne Vo, PhD
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Program chair

Patrick Barlow, PhD
The University of Iowa Carver College 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

Lisa Kaczmarcyk
Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting, LLC

Co-Chair

Mindelyn Anderson
Mirror Group

Program Chair

Matteah Spencer Reppart 
Proponents, LLC

Program Co-Chair Jessica Pugil
Working Partner, LLC

Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation

Chair

Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro
University of Minnesota; Bowman Performance Consulting

Co-chair

Alexandria Jauregui-Dusseau
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Community Health & Research

Program Chair

Aneta Cram
Victoria University of Wellington

Integrating Technology into Evaluation

Chair

John Baek
NOAA

Program Chair

Kecia Bertermann
Luminate

Program Co-chair

John Michael Bamberger
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

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

Lisa Frantzen
TCC Group

Co-Chair Christine Bowles
Last Mile Health
Program Chair Sharon Dorcoo
TERSHA LLC

Program Co-Chair

Alysson Oakley
Pact

LatinX Responsive Evaluation Discourse

Chair 

Susana Morales
Leap Solutions

Co-chair & Program Chair

Alisha Garcia Flores
Enlace Chicago

Leadership & Organizational Performance

Chair

Alissa Jones
University of Minnesota

Co- Chair Theodore Theoharis
 

Program Chair

Sue Ann Sarpy
Sarpy & Associates, LLC

Program Co-Chair

Abdulsamad Humaidan
Southern Illinois University

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

Chair

Gregory Phillips II
Northwestern University

Co-chair

Rory Neuner
Barr Foundation

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

Jennifer Ridgeway, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic

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 

Co-Chair 

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

Program Chair Yi-Fang Lee
National Taiwan Normal University

Program Co-chair

Maurya West Meiers
World Bank

NonProfit & Foundations

Chair

John Byrnes
Community Services Analysis, LLC

Co-chair

Emily Kalnicky, Ph.D.
Partnership for Public Services

Program Chair

Loraine Park
ECMC Foundation

Program Co-chair

Rhonda Williams, Ph.D.
Community Foundation of Texas

Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building

Chair

Cheryl Endres
Kaleidoscope Evaluation, LLC

Co-chair

Marcela Gutierrez
Gutierrez Consulting Partnerships, LLC

Program Chair

Ann Marie Castleman
Claremont Graduate University 

Program Co-Chair

Maria Selde
Guidehouse

PreK-12 Educational Evaluation

Chair

Lisa Jones
McREL International

Co-Chair

George Chitiyo
Tennessee Tech University

Program Chair

David Osman
Gibson Consulting Group

Program Co-Chair Jenna LaChenaye
UAB

Program Design

Co-chair

Asma Ali
AA & Associates, LLC

Program Chair

Catherine Nameth 
DGSOM at UCLA

Program Theory & Theory-Driven Evaluation

Chair  & Program 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

Antonio Olmos
Aurora Research Institute

Co-chair

Vajeera Dorabawila
NYS Depart of Health

Program Chair

Karen H. Larwin
Youngstown State University 

Program Co-Chair

Haiyan Bai
University of Central Florida

Research on Evaluation

Chair

Esther Nolton
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Program Chair

Rebecca M. Teasdale
University of Illinois at Chicago

Program Co-chair

Rachael Kenney
Veterans Health Administration

Research, Technology & Development Evaluation

Chair

Robin M. Wagner
National Institutes of Health

Co-chair

Joshua Schnell
Thomas Reuters

Program Chair

Gavin Reddick
ResearchFish

Program Co-chair

Di Cross
National Institutes of Health

Social Impact Measurement

Chair

Courtney Bolinson
Independent Consultant

Program Chair

Heather Esper
William Davidson Institute

Program Co-Chair Sasha Zoueva
Johnson & Johnson

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
Bryn Mawr College

Program Co-Chair

Aaron Kates
Grand Valley State University

STEM Education & Training 

Chair

Cherie Avent
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Program Chair

Angelicque Tucker Blackmon
Innovative Learning Center

Program Co-Chair Asia Williams
National Science Foundation

Systems in Evaluation

Chair

Kim Norris
American Institute for Research

Program Co-Chair

Pragati Godbole
EnCompass

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

John LaValle
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Co-Chair

Jennifer Billman
HACC, Central Pennslyvania Community College

Translational Research Evaluation

Chair

Kristianna Pettibone
NIEHS

Program Chair

Sue Giancola
University of Delaware

University-Based Centers

Chair 

Samuel Robison
Louisiana State University

Co-Chair 

Sarah Mason
University of Mississippi

Program Chair Eden Kyse
Montclair State University
Program Co-Chair Joey Rutherford
University of Mississippi

Use & Influence of Evaluation

Chair

Ravneet Tiwana
San Jose State University

Co-Chair

Juna Snow
InnovatEd Consulting, LLC.

Youth Focused Evaluation

Chair

Julie Poncelet
Julie Poncelet Consulting, LLC

Program Chair

Jimmy Frickey
Trent University

Program Co-chair

Nick Petten
Petten Consulting

 

 

 

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