David Fetterman, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
David Fetterman, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He is concurrently a Collaborating Professor, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico, Distinguished Visiting Professor at San Jose State University, and Professor of Education, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He is concurrently the director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center. He was the Director of Evaluation in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. For the last decade he was the Director of the MA Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program in the School of Education and a Consulting Professor of Education. He is the past-president of the American Evaluation Association and the American Anthropological Association’s Council on Anthropology and Education. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice - the American Evaluation Association’s highest honors. He has conducted evaluation projects throughout the world including: Brazil, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. He has contributed to a variety of encyclopedias including the International Encyclopedia of Education, the Encyclopedia of Human Intelligence, the Encyclopedia of Evaluation, and the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. He is also the author or editor of 10 books including Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice, Ethnography: Step by Step (2nd edition); and Excellence and Equality: A Qualitatively Different Perspective on Gifted and Talented Education.
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