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Author(s): Elaine Johnson, Jason Burkhardt, Lori Wingate, Steven Budd

About the Authors

Steven Budd

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Research and Evaluation Consultant, Steven Budd Consulting

Dr. Steven Budd is a former community college president and a past president of the Council for Resource Development (CRD). His career spans more than thirty years in all aspects of community college leadership including Institutional Development, Enrollment Management, Public Relations, Marketing and Government Relations. Dr. Budd has developed and implemented workforce development projects under the U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce and Education. Dr. Budd also served as the Principal Investigator for CRD’s NSF funded faculty professional development program and has since pursued a career in project evaluation and research. He holds an MBA and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jason Burkhardt

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EvaluATE Blog Editor

Jason is currently a project manager at the Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. He is also a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in evaluation program. He enjoys music, art, and the finer things in life.

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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 and 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.

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