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 psychology 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 eight years. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 evaluation reports, scientific journal articles, and chapters. His recent books include What Counts as Credible Evidence in Applied Research and Evaluation Practice? (2008; with Christina. A. Christie and Melvin M. Mark); Program Theory-Driven Evaluation Science: Strategies and Applications (2007); Applied Psychology: New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers (2006; with Dale E. Berger and Kathy Pezdek); Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium (2003; with Michael Scriven); Social Psychology and Evaluation (forthcoming; with Melvin M. Mark and Bernadette Campbell); and Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Schools, Work, Health, and 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.


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Michael Scriven
Dr. Michael Scriven is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. Michael Scriven took honors degrees in mathematics and then in the philosophy of mathematical logic at the University of Melbourne, and his doctorate in philosophy at Oxford. He has taught in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, in departments of mathematics, philosophy, psychology, the history and philosophy of science, and education, including twelve years at the University of California/Berkeley. He has also held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto), the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology (University of Alberta), the Educational Testing Service (Princeton), the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (Santa Barbara), the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the National Science Foundation, and as a Whitehead Fellow at Harvard University. His 400+ publications are mainly in the fields of his appointments and in the areas of critical thinking, technology studies, computer studies, and evaluation. He is or has been on the editorial boards of 42 journals in these nine fields and some others such as psychiatry, and has edited several of them, including University MicroNews. He is an ex-President of the American Educational Research Association, and of the American Evaluation Association,and the recipient of the American Evaluation Association's Lazarsfeld Medal for contributions to evaluation theory.

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