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Lyssa Wilson Becho

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Principal Research Associate, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University

Lyssa is the Director of EvaluATE, she leads the training elements of EvaluATE, including webinars, workshops, resources, and evaluation coaching. She also works with Valerie on strategy and reporting for the ATE annual survey. Lyssa is a principal research associate at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University and co-principal investigator for EvaluATE. She holds a Ph.D. in evaluation and has 7 years of experience conducting evaluations for a variety of local, national, and international programs.

Michael Harnar

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Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation The Evaluation Center

Michael has a Ph.D. in evaluation and applied research methods from Claremont Graduate University and has worked for more than 14 years in the evaluation discipline. He teaches in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in evaluation program at Western Michigan University. Dr. Harnar has worked on evaluation projects as diverse as educational programs for underserved minorities, community college program review and planning for accreditation, railroad safety programs, community-focused non-profit capacity building, program and curriculum development for online graduate education, and youth participatory evaluations. His research interests include evaluation quality assurance, evaluating social impact, evaluation and the sustainable development goals, and evaluation use.

Lori Wingate

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Executive Director, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University

Lori has a Ph.D. in evaluation and more than 20 years of experience in the field of program evaluation. She is co-principal investigator of EvaluATE and leads a variety of evaluation projects at WMU focused on STEM education, health, and higher education initiatives. Dr. Wingate has led numerous webinars and workshops on evaluation in a variety of contexts, including CDC University and the American Evaluation Association Summer Evaluation Institute. She is an associate member of the graduate faculty at WMU. She, along with Dr. Kelly Robertson, led the development of The Evaluation Center's online training program, Valeo (

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