This is the pdf version of our Spring 2016 Newsletter. This issue is focused on evaluation use.

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Author(s): Kelly Robertson, Lori Wingate, Mike Rudibaugh

About the Authors

Kelly Robertson

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Principal Research Associate, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University

Kelly has a Ph.D. in evaluation and more than eight years of experience in the field of evaluation. She works as a Senior Research Associate at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. Dr. Robertson has worked on evaluations at the local, regional, national, and international levels, spanning a wide variety of sectors (e.g., STEM education, adult education, career and technical education, and evaluation capacity development). Her research interests primarily focus on evaluation as it relates to equity, cultural competence, and making evaluation more user-friendly. She, along with Dr. Lori Wingate, led the development of The Evaluation Center's online training program, Valeo (

Mike Rudibaugh

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The Geospatial Technology Advantage: Preparing GST Technicians and GST-enabled Graduates for Southern Illinois Business and Industry, Lake Land College/Kaskaskia College

Dr. Rudibaugh’s career started as a faculty member instructing Earth Science and Geography courses at Lake Land College in 1996 - present. Dr. Rudibaugh holds a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University (Psychology) and a M.A. (1996) and Ph.D. (2006) from Indiana State University in Economic Geography. Dr. Rudibaugh was also the CoPI for the National Geospatial Technology Center (GeoTech) from 2008-2011 for the National Science Foundation. His current work relates to developing workforce and internship models for rural community colleges aligning curricula with regional workforce demands through a National Science Foundation ATE Grant (Geospatial Advantage) with Kaskaskia College as the project PI.

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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