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Ph.D., Research and Evaluation, Utah State University (2000)
M.S., Instructional Design and Development, Utah State University (1996)
B.A., French; minors in Organizational Communication and Public Relations, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1989)
North Carolina Teaching License: French (K-12); Instructional Technology Specialist (Administrative)
Previous Professional Positions
Project Manager, Research and Evaluation/Training Development Departments, Windwalker Corporation, McLean, VA
Research Scientist, Office of Educational Assessment, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Assessment Specialist, Research Department, Committee for Children, Seattle, WA
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Associate Director of the Assessment and Evaluation Center, Department of Educational Leadership, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
French Teacher, North Carolina Public Schools
Courses Taught at UNCW
EDN 200: Teacher, School and Society
EDN 514: Technology for School Administrators
EDN 523: Research in Education
EDN 564: Policy Formation as a Systemic Process
EDL 568: Program Design and Evaluation
EDN 595: Using Data for School Improvement
EDN 595: Data Utilization Practicum
EDN 599: Thesis in Education
EDL 641: Research I
EDL 642: Research II
EDL 698: Research
EDL 699: Dissertation
Program Evaluation Methodology
Assessment for Learning
Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building
Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (under contract). Evaluability assessment: Improving evaluation quality and use across disciplines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Walser, T. M. (2013, June). INCOME Computational Thinking elective course student survey results report spring 2013. Wilmington, NC: University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Walser, T. M. (2013, February). INCOME mentor teacher survey results. Wilmington, NC: University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Walser, T. M. (2013, October). Evaluability assessment of a professional development system partnership: A study of process use. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington, DC.
Callow-Heusser, C., Walser, T. M., & Sutton, J. (2013, October). Managing competing evaluation demands when stakeholder interests and cultural responsiveness are potentially misaligned. Think Tank presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington, DC.
Trevisan, M. S, & Walser, T. M. (2013, August). Evaluability assessment: When, why and how. Workshop presented at the Claremont Evaluation Center's Professional Development Workshop Series on Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, Claremont, CA.
Walser, T. M. (2013, April). Understanding standardized and classroom assessment. Friends School of Wilmington parent meeting, Friends School of Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
Walser, T. M. (2013, February). Student learning outcomes and action planning. Invited presentation for the Watson College of Education Scholarship Brown Bag Series, Wilmington, NC.
Walser, T. M. (2012, October). Assessing student learning outcomes through program level review: Using direct measures of student learning to inform education. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Walser, T.M., & Parker, M.A. (2012, October). Educational assessment: Reflection and action. Workshop presented at the Watson College of Education Professional Learning Day, Wilmington, NC.
Current Grants and Contracts
Project Evaluator, Integrating Computing and Mathematics Education, North Carolina Quality Educators through Staff Development and Traininggrant, University of North Carolina Division of University-School Programs and the UNC Center for School Leadership Development in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction (with Mahnaz Moallem, UNCW, Principal Investigator and Gene Tagliarine, UNCW, Co-Principal Investigator; 2012-2013).
Recent Service to the Field
President, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Fall 2012-present.
President-elect, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Spring 2012-Spring 2013.
Textbook Reviewer for Mertler, C. A. (2012). Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators (3rd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.