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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 642: Program Evaluation
EDL 643/640: Academic Writing
EDL 698: Research
EDL 699: Dissertation
Program Evaluation Methods
Higher Education Assessment
Evaluation Capacity Building
Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2015). Evaluability assessment thesis and dissertation studies in graduate professional degree programs: Review and recommendations. American Journal of Evaluation (OnlineFirst May 26, 2015). doi: 10.1177/1098214015583693
Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014). Evaluability assessment: Improving evaluation quality and use. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Walser, T. M. (2014). Quasi-experiments in schools: The case for historical cohort control groups. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 19(6). Available online: http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=19&n=6
Walser, T. M. (2013, October). Integrating Computing and Mathematics Education (INCOME project) final evaluation report. Wilmington, NC: University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Walser, T. M. (2015, February). How can the theory and practice of program evaluation support a culture of assessment in higher education? Paper presented at the North Carolina Association for Research in Education annual conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
Trevisan, M. S, & Walser, T. M. (2014, October). Evaluability assessment for engineering educators. Professional Development Workshop presented at the Frontiers in Education annual conference, Madrid, Spain.
Trevisan, M. S, & Walser, T. M. (2014, October). Evaluability assessment: What, why and how. Professional Development Workshop presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.
Walser, T. M. (2014, October). The utility of evaluability assessment in higher education. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.
Sutton, J., Walser, T. M., & Callow-Heusser, C. (2014, October). External feedback in evaluating education research: Innovative approaches for evaluating different types of educational research. Think tank presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.
Trevisan, M. S, & Walser, T. M. (2014, August). Evaluability assessment: What, 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., & Trevisan, M. S. (2014, June). Evaluability assessment thesis and dissertation studies: Implications for the teaching of evaluation. Paper presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference, Ottawa, Canada.
Current Grants and Contracts
Technical Working Group Member (ICF International), evaluation of the Corporation for National Community Service Foster Grandparents Program (Fall 2014-Fall 2015).
Recent Service to the Field
Past President and Board Member, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Spring 2014-Spring 2015.
President and Board Member, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Fall 2012-Spring 2014.
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, Spring 2014.