About the Editors

 Stewart I. Donaldson

Stewart I. Donaldson is Professor and Chair of Psychology, Director of the Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research, and Dean of the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. Dean Donaldson continues to develop and lead one of the most extensive and rigorous graduate programs specializing in applied psychological and evaluation science. He has taught numerous university courses, professional development workshops, and has mentored and coached more than 100 graduate students and working professionals during the past two decades. Dr. Donaldson has also provided organizational consulting, applied research, or program evaluation services to more than 100 different organizations. He has been Principal Investigator on more than 30 extramural grants and contracts to support research, evaluations, scholarship, and graduate students at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Donaldson serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, and the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation; is co-founder and leads the Southern California Evaluation Association; and served as Co-Chair of the Theory-Driven Evaluation and Program Theory Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association for 8 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 evaluation reports, scientific journal articles, and chapters.
                 His recent books include:
  • Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium (2003; with Michael Scriven),
  • Applied Psychology: New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers (2006; with Dale E. Berger and Kathy Pezdek),
  • Program Theory-Driven Evaluation Science: Strategies and Applications (2007),
  • What Counts as Credible Evidence in Applied Research and Contemporary Evaluation Practice? (2008; with Christina A. Christie and Melvin M. Mark),
  • Social Psychology and Evaluation (forthcoming; with Melvin M. Mark and Bernadette Campbell),
  • Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Improve Society (forthcoming; with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura)
  • Dr. Donaldson has been honored with Early Career Achievement Awards from the Western Psychological Association and the American Evaluation Association.

Christina A. Christie

Christina A. Christie is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University.  Christie has received funding from a variety of sources to evaluate social, education, and health behavior programs targeting high-risk and underrepresented populations, including the Haynes Foundation, National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, First 5 Los Angeles, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Irvine Foundation  She co-founded the Southern California Evaluation Association, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association, and is the former Chair of the Theories of Evaluation Division and current Chair of the Research on Evaluation Division of the American Evaluation Association.  In 2004, Dr. Christie received the American Evaluation Association’s Marcia Guttentag Early Career Achievement Award.  Christie is a section editor of the American Journal of Evaluation and on the editorial board of New Directions in Evaluation.  She is also the editor of the upcoming book Exemplars of Evaluation Practice (with Fitzpatrick, J. & Mark, M; Sage).





Melvin M. Mark

Melvin M. Mark is Professor and Head of Psychology at Penn State University.  A past president of the American Evaluation Association, he has also served as Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation where he is now Editor Emeritus. Dr. Mark’s interests include the theory, methodology, practice, and profession of program and policy evaluation. He has been involved in evaluations in a number of areas, including prevention programs, federal personnel policies, and various educational interventions including STEM program evaluation. Among his books are Evaluation: An integrated framework for understanding, guiding, and improving policies and programs (Jossey-Bass, 2000; with Gary Henry and George Julnes) and the recent SAGE Handbook of Evaluation (Sage, 2006; edited with Ian Shaw and Jennifer Greene), as well as forthcoming books Evaluation in action: Interviews with expert evaluators  (Sage; with Jody Fitzpatrick and Tina Christie) and Social Psychology and Evaluation (Guilford; with Stewart Donaldson and Bernadette Campbell).