2007 Forum Participants

Michael Morris (moderator), is Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Master's Program in Community Psychology at the University of New Haven. His areas of expertise include ethical issues in program evaluation and organizational consultation in the human services. Morris has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Community-Social Psychology from Boston College.

George Grob is President of the Center for Public Program Evaluation and serves as a consultant to the AEA's Evaluation Policy Task Force. He has more than 35 years of professional leadership and public service in the Federal Government, mostly as an evaluator in the Department of Health and Human Services,. As HHS' Director of the Office of Evaluation and Inspections, he oversaw the production of more than 1,000 studies in a 15-year period. Grob has a Master’s Degree of Arts in Mathematics from Georgetown University.

Thomas Chapel is Senior Evaluation Scientist in the Office of Workforce and Career Development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An author of a number of articles and chapters on evaluation, he has an MA in public policy and an MBA, both from the University of Minnesota.

Patrick Clark is Acting Chief of the Evaluation Research Division at the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice. He has 30 years of experience in evaluation research in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and has a Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University.

Bernice Anderson is Senior Advisor for Evaluation at the National Science Foundation. Her publications include Breaking the Barriers: Helping Female and Minority Students Succeed in Mathematics and Science. Dr. Anderson received her doctorate in education from Rutgers University.

Debra Rog (discussant), is an Associate Director at Westat. She has an extensive background in program evaluation research, having served as director or principal investigator for many studies addressing issues such as homelessness and housing, mental illness, child development, family violence, and living with HIV/AIDS. Rog has been elected the 2009 President of AEA. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Vanderbilt University.