TIG Leadership

This is the 2016-2018 Leadership

Sharon Rallis


Leslie Fierro, PhD serves as Co-Chair of the Research on Evaluation TIG. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University.  In this role she instructs masters and doctoral level students on such topics as evaluation theory and evaluation capacity building.  She also works closely with students on research on evaluation projects. Her interest areas in RoE include evaluation policy and evaluation capacity building.

Leslie can be contacted at: leslie.fierro@cgu.edu




Sharon RallisAnne T. Vo, PhD serves as Co-Chair of the Research on Evaluation TIG. She is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. As an evaluation practitioner, Anne has experience designing evaluation capacity building initiatives and evaluating educational programs that serve underrepresented communities, professional development programs for K-20 and health educators, and medical education curriculum. As a researcher, Anne’s interests lie at the intersection of comparative evaluation theory, evaluation capacity building, and organizational development. She has taught graduate-level courses on research methodology and design as well as seminars on evaluation practice and evaluation use. In addition to contributing to AEA’s Professional Development and Cross-TIG Collaboration Working Groups, Anne also serves as the Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation’s section on Teaching and Learning of Evaluation.

Anne can be contacted at: annevo@usc.edu

Sharon RallisMichael Harnar, PhD serves as Co-Program Chair of the Research on Evaluation TIG. He has worked in the evaluation discipline for more than 12 years on projects as diverse as educational programs for underserved minorities, community college program review and planning for accreditation, health-related website evaluations, railroad safety programs, and program and curriculum development for an online Master of Arts degree. Before entering the evaluation field, he spent more than 20 years in the television field, including serving as a Navy combat photographer and videographer, a video producer on the staff of the University of Connecticut, and a freelance video cameraman in New York City. Currently, he is an evaluation consultant with various organizations and companies and teach for Claremont Lincoln University where he most recently developed and launched a Masters in Social Impact program. He earned a doctoral degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, from Claremont Graduate University in 2012. He has been an active member of AEA since 2004 and is currently co-chairing the AEA member survey work group.

Michael can be contacted at: mharnar@claremontlincoln.edu


Sharon RallisSebastian Lemire, MA serves as Co-Program Chair of the Research on Evaluation TIG. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has more than 10 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations in the public sector. Sebastian has published on theory-based evaluation and evaluation capacity in the American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation, and the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. He currently serves as Managing Editor for the American Educational Research Journal.

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Sharon RallisSarah Mason, MA serves as Webmaster of the Research on Evaluation TIG. She is a Research Fellow at Melbourne University’s Centre for Program Evaluation and a Ph.D. student in the Evaluation and Applied Research Methods program at Claremont Graduate University. Prior to beginning her work in evaluation Sarah worked for nearly 10 years as an international development practitioner and early childhood teacher across Australia, South and South East Asia. Her ROE interests include international development evaluation, the role of interpersonal skills in evaluation, and the challenges of applying ‘evidence’ to evidence-based practice.

Sarah can be contacted at: sarah.mason@unimelb.edu.au.