EDC principal research scientist Leslie Goodyear has been elected president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), a 7,700-member association that unites evaluators from the U.S. and 60 countries in working to improve evaluation practices and methods and increase the use of evaluation in all fields of endeavor. Over the past decade, Goodyear, a nationally recognized expert in educational evaluation, has served AEA in several capacities including as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation, AEA board member, and chair of the Ethics Committee.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected by my peers for this position,” said Goodyear. “Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about high-quality evaluation as a foundation for informed decision making and organizational learning. I strongly value a collaborative approach, and as president, I hope to foster dialogue among evaluators of different stripes within the association and with other organizations, policymakers, scholars, and practitioners. I will also work to continue AEA’s investments in evaluation scholarship and innovation."
In EDC's press release announcing Goodyear's election, EDC President and CEO David Offensend said: “Leslie’s election to this important position is not only a testament to her skills, but also to her professionalism and advocacy for rigorous evaluation. Our clients turn to EDC for cutting-edge evaluation, and they come back to us because of the quality of our work. We plan to work closely with AEA to strengthen the role of evaluation in the education and health communities and others that we serve.”
Goodyear's election will be formally recognized at Evaluation 2016, AEA’s national conference in October 24–29 in Atlanta, where Goodyear and her EDC colleagues will also present several sessions.
Last updated: September 2016