TIG Leadership

Evaluation Use TIG Executive Team

Acting Chair, 2012   Susan Tucker

Program Co-Chair, 2012

Dr. Erin M. Burr holds a Ph.D. in Evaluation and Assessment from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee and currently serves as a Program Evaluation Specialist for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) leading evaluation projects for their Science Education Programs group. She evaluates STEM education and workforce development programs for the US Department of Energy, other US government agencies, and ORAU that target K-12 students and teachers; university students and faculty; and PhD-level researchers. She has been an active member of the American Evaluation Association since 2005 and involved with the Evaluation Use TIG since 2008. Erin is a proponent of utilization-focused evaluation whose current interests include evaluator roles, competencies, and methods for tracking evaluation use and influence.  


Program Co-Chair, 2012
  Norma Martinez-Rubin is an independent evaluator based in northern California. She founded Evaluation Focused Consulting to work with foundations, non-profits, and other community-based organizations drawn toward evaluation for service improvement. Given her formal training in public health education (MPH, UCLA, School of Public Health) and business administration (MBA, John F. Kennedy University), she is attracted to evaluation projects in the context of disease prevention and health promotion community-oriented programming. Her client portfolio includes foundations and non-profits with regional and statewide reach. She can be reached by email at Norma@EvaluationFocused.com.

Webmaster, 2012

Bo Yan is the program evaluator at Blue Valley School District. He received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Michigan State University in 2006. His research interests include educational policy, program evaluation, and educational technology. He can be reached by email at yb2125@gmail.com


Assistant webmaster, 2012

David Williams is the professor of instructional psychology and technology at Bringham Young University.


Past Chair, 2011
  Lyn Shulha is a Professor and Director of the Assessment and Evaluation Group, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. She joined AEA in 1991 and has been a regular presenter and discussant at annual meetings, chairing the AEA Professional Development Committee in 2002-2003. Lyn is a member of the Joint Committee for Standards in Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) and a writer and editor of the Program Evaluation Standards, 3rd Edition. She is a long serving member of the editorial boards for both the American Journal of Evaluation and the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and an editor for the new international journal, Assessment Matters. Lyn is primarily a participatory evaluator and proponent of collaborative school-university partnerships. Her publications focus on theories and implications related to these practices as well as on mixed methods research. Lyn’s current interests include the application of complexity theory to individual and organizational learning and the relationship between knowledge translation and evaluation use.

Past Chair, 2010
  J. Bradley Cousins is Professor of Educational Administration at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. Cousins' main interests in program evaluation include participatory and collaborative approaches, use, and capacity building. He received his Ph.D. in educational measurement and evaluation from the University of Toronto in 1988. Throughout his career he has received several awards for his work in evaluation including the ‘Contribution to Evaluation in Canada’ award (CES, 1999) and the Karl Boudreau award for leadership in evaluation (CES-NCC, 2007) and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld award for theory in evaluation (AEA, 2008). He has been Editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation since January 2002.


TIG Leadership & Member Participation

TIG Leaders are here to serve you. We welcome input to our annual program and business meeting. You may provide input in various ways: Send an email to any member of our executive team, send an email to our webmaster, join us at our annual business meeting (date, location, and time are posted on our Resources page), or join us at a conference program session sponsored by the Evaluation Use TIG. (Information on TIG-sponsored sessions may be found on this web site's Resources page.)