Dr. Tamara M. Walser

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership

Watson College of Education

Education Building 366
(910) 962-4175 Phone
(910) 962-3609 Fax
walsert@uncw.edu

News and Links

Check out my website and blog: Route One Evaluation

Trevisan and Walser Book on Evaluability Assessment Available from Sage Publications

New Book in the Works! Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (in-press). Completing your evaluation dissertation, thesis, or culminating project. SAGE.

Education

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 Roles

Interim Chair, Educational Leadership Department, Watson College of Education, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Watson College of Education, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
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

EDL 545: Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Approaches to Program Evaluation

EDL 553: Evaluation and Assessment in Higher Education

EDL 568: Educational Program Design and Evaluation

EDL 596: Culminating Project I

EDL 641: Applied Research

EDL 642: Program Evaluation

EDL 644: Qualitative Research

EDL 695: Academic Writing

EDL 698: Research

EDL 699: Dissertation

Research Interests

Evaluation Methodology
Evaluation Education
Evaluation Capacity Building
Organizatonal Learning
Research Design

Recent Publications

Walser, T. M. (2020, February). Cape Fear Community College Title III grant 2018-2019 external evaluation results report.

Walser, T. M. (2020, January). Piedmont Community College Title III grant 2018-2019 external evaluation results report.

Recent Presentations and Workshops

Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2019, November). A practical framework for navigating a program evaluation dissertation, thesis, or culminating project. Professional development workshop presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Walser, T. M., Trevisan, M. S., & Sundararajan, N. K. (2019, November). A mixed methods study of evaluation capstones: Characteristics, benefits, and challenges. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Parker, M. A., & Walser, T. M.. (2019, November). Paths to the future of evaluation: The role of evaluation education programs. Roundtable presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2019, June). Evaluability assessment basics and benefits. Professional development workshop presented at the American Evaluation Institute Summer Institute, Atlanta, GA.

Recent Service to the Field

Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Evaluation.

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness.

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation.

Peer Reviewer, Teaching of Evaluation Topical Interest Group Conference Propsals, American Evaluation Association

Current Evaluations

External Evaluator, Improving Measures of Persistence, Achievement, and Completion (2019-2023), US Department of Education, Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (contract with Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC).

External Evaluator, Use of a Three-Pronged Approach to Improve the Success and Retention Rates of At-Risk Students (2019-2023), US Department of Education, Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (contract with Piedmont Community College, Roxboro, NC).