The Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations (DUP) is a topical interest group of the American Evaluation Association that brings together evaluators from many interests to improve evaluation efforts related to persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. Our members define those populations as broadly as “marginalized populations” or “hard-to-reach populations“ and as specifically as:

  • Adjudicated youth
  • Children in foster care
  • Persons of different language or culture
  • Persons over the age of 65
  • Persons who are homeless
  • Persons who experienced trauma
  • Wounded warriors

Every year our conference program includes topics which build capacity among evaluators to give all participants a voice in the evaluation process.  We welcome anyone interested in promoting these efforts.

Notes from the 2018 AEA Conference DUP TIG Business Meeting

AEA 2018 Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG Sessions

At AEA 2018 there were several sessions sponsored by the DUP TIG.  Click on the links to learn more.


Innovations in the Evaluation of Professional Development for Educators to Meet the Needs of Each and Every Learner

Speaking Program Participants’ Truth Using Culturally Responsive Evaluation Practices

Client autonomy vs social well-being; Evaluating the dynamics of power and influence in collaborative systems

Accessing Evaluation: Creating evaluation instruments for visitors with disabilities

“Whatever It Takes” – The Concept of Outreach and the Challenges for Evaluation 

Critiquing Adult Participation in Education through Root Cause Analysis 

Monitoring and Evaluating Inclusive Program Practices

Methodological Considerations for Conducting Qualitative Interviews with Youth with Disabilities and Families Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

Including the Voices of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities 

Power to Succeed: Exploring Employment and Living Outcomes for People with Disabilities


Evaluation Capacity Building in Disability Resource Centers on College Campuses in the United States

Formative Assessment System for facilitating training for young adults with intellectual disabilities in Postsecondary programs 

The Factor Structure of Satisfaction Ratings for Selected Employment Concerns among People with Multiple Sclerosis

The Utility of Time and Motion Study in Reducing Costs in Residential Care Settings

Using Brief Reflective Video Interviews for Process Evaluation of an Early Literacy Home-Visiting Program

Using Ego Network Analysis as a Means for Analyzing the Social Network of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities as they Progress Towards Self-Determination

About Our Chairs

Dr. June Gothberg - Chair

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI USA

Caitlyn Bukaty, Program Chair 

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY USA 

Sarah Von Schrader
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, NY USA
Sarah Von Schrader
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, NY USA
Sarah Von Schrader
Employment and Disability Institute
Ithaca, NY USA