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The second edition of Evaluation, Theory, Models, & Applications by WMU Professor Emeritus Dr. Daniel Stufflebeam and IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn is now available.

IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn and IDPE students Satoshi Ozeki, Lyssa Wilson, Gregory Greenman, and Kristin Hobson, and IDPE alumni Dr. Daniela Schröter had their paper titled “Does research on evaluation matter? Findings from a survey of American Evaluation Association members and prominent evaluation theorists and scholarspublished in the American Journal of Evaluation.

IDPE Director Dr. Chris Coryn recently received the American Educational Research Association Research on Evaluation Special Interest Group Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award and the Western Michigan University Emerging Scholar Award.

IDPE graduate Dr. Tererai Trent was named Oprah Winfrey's all-time favorite guest. Oprah donated $1.5 million to Trent's home village to build and support a new school. Read about the Matau Primary School Project in Zimbabwe and purchase Dr. Trent's new book The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams.