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Author(s): Cynthia Phillips, John Sener, Lisa Wyatt Knowlton, Lori Wingate, Peggie Weeks, Stephanie Evergreen, Vera Zdravkovich

About the Authors

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John Sener

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CKO of Sener Knowledge, LLC

John Sener is the founder/CKO of Sener Knowledge LLC, a consulting practice which co-creates knowledge leading to positive change in education, learning, and society. He is the author of the book The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World (CreateSpace, 2012). He has extensive experience with evaluating NSF ATE grants. He has served as the external evaluator for the National CyberWatch Center since 2006; he serves as the external evaluator for the CyberWatch West regional cybersecurity ATE center, as the co-evaluator for the DeafTEC ATE National Center, and he has also evaluated several other ATE and other NSF projects. His career in education and training over the past 35 years is a unique mixture of broad practical experience and academic expertise. He holds a M.S. degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Psychology from Oberlin College.

Peggie Weeks

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Educational Consultant, Lamoka Educational Consulting

Peggie Weeks serves as an external evaluator on multiple National Science Foundation projects. She has twice been a program officer at the National Science Foundation, helping to manage the Advanced Technological Education and other Division of Undergraduate Education programs. She was on the faculty at Corning Community College for sixteen years, where she taught in the Engineering Science and Mechanical Technology programs. Prior to teaching, she was employed as a process engineer with Corning, Inc.

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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