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Author(s): Amy Gullickson, Kirk Knestis, Lori Wingate, Stephanie Evergreen

About the Authors

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Amy Gullickson

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Senior Lecturer & Academic Coordinator, Centre for Program Evaluation, University of Melbourne

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.

Kirk Knestis

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CEO, Hezel Associates

Dr. Kirk Knestis is CEO of Hezel Associates, a Syracuse, NY, research, evaluation, and planning firm with particular expertise studying STEM and workforce development innovations and programs. Dr. Knestis leads Hezel Associates’ team of nine researchers, managing a portfolio that includes contributions to more than a dozen NSF projects across seven programs. He came to manage the firm having earned a Ph.D. in education policy and evaluation, and has experience as a small business owner, STEM and career technology classroom teacher, higher education faculty member, and researcher affiliated with university and nonprofit agencies.

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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