The Evaluation Center

The Evaluation Center conducts high-quality program evaluations for internal and external clients and supports the field through resources, training, and research.

  • alt=""

    Goodwill Life Guides

    Creating customized measurement tools and building a system for tracking participant progress to strengthen the program's evaluation capacity and evaluate ongoing services.

  • Evidence-based Program Registries for Behavioral Health

    To determine the types and degrees of impact of evidence-based program registers (EBPRs) in behavioral healthcare on the effective dissemination and utilization of evidence-based programs and practices.

  • WMU seal sculpture in front of fall foilage

    WMU at the AEA 2022 Conference

    The Evaluation Center was pleased to attend the 2022 AEA Conference, participating in the exhibit hall, Meet the Author event, poster sessions, and hosting multiple presentations.

EC News

  • Professional photo of Corrie Whitmore

    AEA President Corrie Whitmore joined The Evaluation Center for a special edition of Eval Café, giving a presentation titled, "The Synergy of Evaluation and Story."

    View Presentation

  • Lori Wingate, The Evaluation Center’s Executive Director, is a new coauthor of Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines, published by Pearson. Originally published in 1987, this is the book’s fifth edition.

    Get Details

  • With SAMPI colleagues Robert Ruhf and Cody Williams, Evaluation Center staff members Megan Zelinsky and Lyssa Becho just published “Barriers to Collecting Student Participation and Completion Data for a National STEM Education Grant Program in the United States: A Multiple Case Study” in the International Journal of STEM Education. Their study is one of several research-on-evaluation projects conducted by EvaluATE.

    Read Article

  • Melissa Dancy, Evaluation Center Principal Research Associate, and colleagues recently published “Evaluating the Impact of Malleable Factors on Percent Time Lecturing in Gateway Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics Courses” in the International Journal of STEM Education.

    Read Article

  • Evaluation Center scholars Miranda Lee, Michael Maranda, and Steve Magura recently published “References to Evidence-based Program Registry (EBPR) Websites for Behavioral Health in U.S. State Government Statutes and Regulations” in the Journal of Applied Sciences. Their article is based on the Center’s NIH-funded study of the impact of evidence-based program registers.

    Read Article

  • Evaluation Center Principal Research Associate Melissa Dancy is a coauthor of “Racism, Sexism, and Disconnection: Contrasting Experiences of Black Women in STEM Before and After Transfer from Community College,” published recently in the International Journal of STEM Education.

    Read Article