About me

I did my first evaluation work in 1965 while a graduate student studying educational research design. My perspective was thoroughly quantitative.

Before finishing my dissertation I immersed myself in church renewal and social transformation. Ten years later I returned to graduate school at a different institution to study community education and community development, receiving the Ed.D. in 1980.  In 1985 I joined the evaluation department at World Vision International, a Christian humanitarian NGO that does emergency relief, child advocacy and long-term development work in many countries. I soon discovered that qualitative evaluation approaches were more relevant for evaluating community development programs.

As colleagues challenged me to include issues related to spiritual development in the evaluation designs I began to develop the theory of transformative evaluation. A number of posts on this site are the results of prayerful study and reflection during evaluation engagements.

Blessings, Frank

September 19, 2013

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  1. Thanks Frank, what a great resource! It is well organized and easy to navigate. Probably you need to think about writing and publishing a book on transformative evaluation. I am sure to keep visiting the site from time to time. God’s blessings on the endeavor. Jai

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