Instructor Biography - Michael Q. Patton



Michael Q. Patton is an independent evaluation and organizational development consultant. He is a former president of the American Evaluation Association and author of six evaluation books, including three widely used evaluation textbooks, Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, and Developmental Evaluation. His latest book is Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation (2012). He is the recipient of both the Myrdal Award for Outstanding Contributions to Useful and Practical Evaluation Practice from the Evaluation Research Society and the American Evaluation Association's Lazarsfeld Award for Lifelong Contributions to Evaluation Theory. He has been on the faculty of IPDET from its beginning.

Michael will be instructing the following workshop(s):

IIIc - Principles-Focused Evaluation
IVd - Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Development Evaluation