Duo wins national evaluation contract
June 9, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Daniela Schroter, Evaluation Center, and Dr. Richard Zinser, family and consumer sciences, are collaborating on a $300,000, 3-1/2-year project being funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
The duo is evaluating the effectiveness and performance of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, which conducts and disseminates research, and provides technical aid and professional development to states.
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, located at the University of Louisville, conducts and disseminates research, and provides technical assistance and professional development to states. The process to evaluate its accomplishments involves convening expert panels and gathering data from key stakeholders across the country.
Schroter was recently hired as director of research for the Evaluation Center. She completed WMU's interdisciplinary doctorate in evaluation in 2008 and previously served as a consultant to numerous center projects. She has a strong background in teaching and facilitating workshops in Europe and the United States and has been an associate editor of the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation.
Zinser, an associate professor, came to WMU in 1993 after 22 years of human resources-related experience in business and industry. He earned a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from WMU in 1988 and teaches graduate courses in career and technical education. His career and technical education activities also include conducting research, redeveloping WMU courses to provide an online master's degree program, and serving in leadership positions for national associations and as a manuscript reviewer for professional journals.
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