Lori Wingate

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Lori A. Wingate
Executive Director
(269) 387-5911
4510 Ellsworth Hall, Mail Stop 5237
Mailing address: 
The Evaluation Center
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5237 USA

Lori Wingate is the executive director of The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. She has a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary evaluation from WMU and 30 years of experience in the evaluation field. She has led a range of evaluation projects in STEM education, public health, and higher education. From 2008-20, Dr. Wingate was the principal investigator (PI) for EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, and is now a co-PI on that project. She served as a subject matter expert in evaluation for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a decade and has held two intergovernmental personnel appointments at the CDC. Dr. Wingate has led more than 75 webinars and workshops on evaluation in various contexts, including CDC University and the American Evaluation Association’s Summer Evaluation Institute. She is a coauthor of the fifth edition of Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines and coeditor of Core Concepts in Evaluation: Classic Writings and Contemporary Commentary. With Dr. Kelly Robertson, she led the development of The Evaluation Center’s online training program, Valeo.