RT&D Leadership
 TIG Chair and Co-Chair
 Robin Wagner
 Josh Schnell
 Program Co-Chairs
 Brian Zuckerman
 Betsy Hsu
 Communication Team
 Danielle Daee
 TIG Leader Emeritus
 Gretchen Jordan

 full bios for TIG leaders

Research, Technology and Development Topical Interest Group

The Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG) within the American Evaluation Association has as its mission to advance the field of performance measurement and in-depth assessment of programs, particularly publicly funded RTD programs. 

We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, good practice, and emerging tools by:

  • organizing the RTD portion of the AEA conference each year

  • collecting and disseminating information related to good practice, as well as events of interest, and gray literature


Meeting and registration information is now available for Evaluation 2016.  The annual Conference will be held from Wednesday, October 26th through Saturday, October 29th, 2016 in Atlanta. Professional development workshops will precede (October 24-26) and follow (October 29).   

Please join us for the RTD TIG Business meeting on the night of Thursday, October 27th.  This meeting is open to all conference participants and will feature "Brief Views from the Field" whereby students from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy will give brief (3-5 minute) talks to the TIG community in order to provide an academic perspective on up-to-date research in our field and to spur discussion across our community.
RTD Topical Interest Group (TIG) Paper, February 2015
Evaluating Outcomes of Publicly Funded Research, Technology and Development Programs: Recommendations for Improving Current Practice (FINAL)

White paper SUMMARY slides

Generic Logic Models, collection over time

How to Get Involved

Join the RTD TIG - All AEA members can join the RTD TIG as one of the five TIGs available to them (and non-AEA members can join AEA for just $80 a year).

Contribute to the e-Resources - You may upload documents to the RTD TIG e-library, or request the webmaster upload documents by using the "Contact Us" button below. 

Visit with members of the RTD TIG during the annual meeting by attending conference sessions and TIG social events.