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About the Authors

Lyssa Wilson Becho

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Principal Research Associate, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University

Lyssa is the Director of EvaluATE, she leads the training elements of EvaluATE, including webinars, workshops, resources, and evaluation coaching. She also works with Valerie on strategy and reporting for the ATE annual survey. Lyssa is a principal research associate at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University and co-principal investigator for EvaluATE. She holds a Ph.D. in evaluation and has 7 years of experience conducting evaluations for a variety of local, national, and international programs.

Kathleen Lis Dean

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Dr. Dean brings extensive experience helping organizations connect strategy, evaluation, and learning for program improvement and impact. Her career spans over two decades collaborating with higher education, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. Dean draws on her research in boundary-spanning teams, strategic thinking, and organizational learning to help clients achieve their vision. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group. While at the University of Maryland, Dean earned her doctorate degree in Higher Education Policy and Leadership. She received a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Delaware.

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