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Kirk Knestis

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Principal, Evaluand LLC

Dr. Knestis is founding Principal of Evaluand LLC, a research consultancy local to Washington DC. Kirk has been a professional evaluator and researcher for more than 20 years, having previously been a business owner, K-12 STEM and arts educator, and university faculty member. A content expert in STEM and workforce education, he specializes in mixed-method evaluations; research and development to test and improve education and social services innovations; and the design of theory-based studies to understand implementation and outcomes of complex, multi-level, and multi-site change innovations.

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 (valeoeval.com)

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