Who We Are
Who We Are
Profile of SIG 90 Members
The Research on Evaluation SIG (90) currently has 211 members from institutes of higher education, research agencies, government agencies, and private consulting firms.  Interested in membership? Contact Anne Vo.
SIG Officers

Serving Officers

Elizabeth Oyer, Ph.D.Chair (2015-2016). Elizabeth Oyer is the Director of EvalSolutions Inc. based in Carmel, IN. Her focus is on multi-site evaluation, partnerships, and evaluation policy. She has been active in AERA since 1997 and with the Research on Evaluation SIG since 2008.

Kathleen Norris, EdD.Program Chair (2015-2016). Kathleen Norris is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and teaches graduate level courses in evaluation, research methods, and assessment. Her evaluation research interest is in the application of evaluation frameworks. Kathleen has been active in AERA since 2006.

Anne VoPh.D.Secretary/Treasurer (2015-2016). Anne Vo is the Associate Director of the University of California's Educational Evaluation Center, headquartered at UCLA. As an evaluation researcher, her interests lie at the intersection of comparative evaluation theory, evaluation capacity building, and evaluation practice. Anne has been a member of AERA since 2007.

Elect Officers

Arturo OlivárezPh.D.Chair (2016-2017). Arturo is a professor of educational research with emphasis on quantitative methods and the application of univariate and multivariate statistics, measurement issues across diverse populations, educational assessment, and evaluation of educational programs. He has been program chair and president of the regional association (Southwest Educational Research Association) and presently is an active member of American Educational Research Association’s Division D (Measurement) Graduate Student Welfare and Mentoring Committee.  

Julie Riordan, Ph.D.Secretary/Treasurer (2016-2017). Julie specializes in research methods, program evaluation, and education policy with an emphasis on producing rigorous research that is relevant to practitioners and results in the use of findings for decision making in the field. Currently, she is the Director of Research for the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands at Education Development Center, one of ten regional laboratories funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).


Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following appointed committees/roles:
  • Social Media
  • Graduate Student Outreach
  • Partnership Coordinator
  • SIG Publications
If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please contact Elizabeth Oyer.
Structure & Governance
The purposes of the SIG are to create a community of researchers and practitioners interested in research on evaluation theory and evaluation methods, and to promote, disseminate and apply such research.

The SIG shall have a Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer-Elect who shall be elected and shall serve as the required officers.
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