About the Authors
Amy is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation at University of Melbourne in Australia. Amy earned her PhD from Western Michigan University in 2010 and did her research on ATE centers that had integrated evaluation into their daily work. Since 2012, she has been at the Centre for Program Evaluation, teaching evaluation and leading evaluation and evaluation capacity building projects. Amy has been a co-PI on both FAS4ATE projects, and loves helping the ATE community develop knowledge and systems to integrate evaluation and assessment into their day-to-day work, so that PIs and project staff can have the knowledge at hand that they need to make decisions.
Dr. Elizabeth Teles retired from NSF in January 2009 as the Lead Program Director of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and a program director for mathematics. She now consults on educational projects as part of Teles Consulting LLC. She also works as an intermittent expert for NSF approximately 60 days a year. At NSF she was the NSF Liaison for Community Colleges. She taught mathematics at Montgomery College, MD from 1969 to 1991. Dr. Teles holds a B.A. in mathematics from Winthrop College, a MAT in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Maryland. In 2008, she received the NSF Meritorious Service Award, the second highest honorary award at the Foundation, for her work on behalf of community colleges and her leadership in the ATE program. In November of 1994 she received the Presidential Award from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges for outstanding contributions and dedicated service to two-year college mathematics education and in 2000 received the Mathematical Association of America’s award for service to mathematics. At NSF, she served on a short-term assignment as the NSF Science Manager at the South Pole Station during the summer of 1999, for which she was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal. She was also selected as one of the Department of State-NSF Embassy Fellows and served her fellowship in August and September of 2001 at the US Embassy in Ukraine. In 2005 she was the Visiting Mathematician at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she taught modeling courses the fall semester and was awarded the Commander’s Award for Public Service.
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.
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