Evaluation Cafe

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University offers lectures, seminars, group work and presentations through the Evaluation Cafe to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of evaluation.

"How fdr segregated Kalamazoo"

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Presenter: Matt Smith - Librarian at the Kalamazoo Public Library and Member of the Anti-racism Transformation Team

"refugee narratives and humanitarian governmentality"

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Presenter: Houman Oliaei - Doctoral Student in Cultural Anthropology, Brandeis University

"WMU Spring break: No eval café"

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Presenter: NONE

"lessons learned from a study of three developmental evaluations"

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Presenter: Heather Esper - Senior Program Manager, William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan

"A perspective shift: moving from trauma informed to resiliency informed"

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Presenter: Ashlee Offord - Clinical Educator, Population Health Department at Spectrum Health - Lakeland


Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Presenter: TBD

"Evidence-based policy making is doomed to fail - and that is okay!"

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Presenter: Gregory Greenman - Doctoral Student in Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation Program

"public school spring break: no eval café"

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Presenter: NONE

"Evaluating Advocacy tactics to challenge barriers to HIV services among gay and bisexual men and transgender women in Africa and the Caribbean"

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Presenter: Robin Miller - Professor and Program Chair, Ecological-Community Psychology; Assistant Director, Online Master's and Certificate in Program Evaluation at Michigan State University; Former President of the American Evaluation Association