Leslie Goodyear, PhD

Leslie Goodyear, PhD

AEA President, Principal Research Scientist

Leslie Goodyear has been designing, conducting and supervising evaluations for over 20 years. Her work has focused on qualitative and mixed method evaluations of informal and out-of-school educational programs across multiple content areas (HIV prevention, youth development, civic engagement, STEM education, and programs aimed at increasing equity and inclusion in STEM) and on creative approaches to presenting evaluation findings. In addition to doing evaluation, while a program officer at NSF she funded evaluations and helped build evaluation capacity within the foundation and with grantees. Leslie has a strong interest in evaluation ethics and has served on AEA committees and published about evaluation ethics. As the president of AEA, she chose “Speaking Truth to Power” as the theme for the 2018 conference. And by the way, that conference is in the great city of Cleveland; she hopes to see you there!

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