About the Authors
Amy Gullickson earned her PhD from Western Michigan University in 2010, where she did her research on ATE centers that had integrated evaluation into their daily practice. She now works as a Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator for the Centre for Program Evaluation at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She serves as Co-PI on the FAS4ATE project and enjoys being connected to the ATE community – even when it means webinars happen at 3 a.m. her time.
Helen Sullivan is Director of the National Convergence Technology Center at Collin College, and was a director of the NSF ATE Regional Convergence Technology Center, the North Texas Regional Technology Consortium, and the Advancing Careers in Technology and Science project. She holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and an MLS degree in communications, media, and technology from Southern Methodist University. She has over 25 years project and program management experience at large technology companies and is a conference speaker and facilitator.
My name is Wayne Welch and I am a retired professor from the University of Minnesota. My special interests are program evaluation and STEM education. I have worked with the ATE program in several ways: I chaired the advisory panel for the ATE evaluation project at Western Michigan University from 1998 to 2006; along with Bob Reineke, I wrote the Handbook for National Research Committees; and I have had two Targeted Research Grants (2008 – 2014) to study the impact and sustainability of the ATE program
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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