Please join the Washington Evaluators for our February brown bag!
Rodney Hopson and Sonya Douglass Horsford will present "But Can You Do It?" Questions of Evaluator Credibility and Organizational Capacity for Program Evaluation in Independent Consultancies.
The brown bag will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 12 - 1:30 pm in the Marvin Center, Room 405 (Map: 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052).
Based on lessons learned in maneuvering a current context of doing independent consultancy with a small private foundation dedicated to youth development in the greater Washington, DC area, the presenters will provide key insights from their current practice. The presenters reflect on ways they addressed dynamic and complex evaluation issues in collaborative, inclusive, and culturally responsive ways all the while being challenged to address evaluator credibility and evaluation capacity building with foundation staff and board leadership.
RSVPs are encouraged.
About the Presenters
H&H Strategies, Ltd. is a consulting group dedicated to providing innovative strategic planning and program evaluation solutions to organizations committed to improving program and service delivery in the nonprofit, for profit, government, university, education, and social service sectors. Dr. Rodney Hopson and Dr. Sonya Horsford serve as principals for H&H Strategies. Brief bios and contact information are provided below.
Rodney Hopson, Ph.D. is a principal of H&H Strategies and Professor in the Division of Educational Psychology, Research Methods, and Education Policy in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Previously, he served as Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education, and teaching faculty member in the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research and Honors College in the School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University. He received his Ph.D. from the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia and has done post-doctoral/sabbatical studies in the Faculty of Education, University of Namibia, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University. In leadership capacities, Hopson has served on the Board of the Directors of the Council of Anthropology and Education, the American Evaluation Association, and various program and committee chair roles in the American Educational Research Association, and the Comparative and International Education Society. He served as the 2012 President of the American Evaluation Association.
Sonya Douglass Horsford, Ed.D. is a principal of H&H Strategies and Associate Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and a Master of Public Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Her previous position was Senior Resident Scholar of Education at The Lincy Institute at UNLV, and prior to that she was an assistant professor in UNLV’s Department of Educational Leadership. Her research areas and interests include educational leadership and policy, contexts of educational leadership, educational inequality and opportunity, as well as strategic plan development, implementation, and sustainability for nonprofit, youth-serving organizations. She currently serves on the Arlington Public Schools Minority Achievement Evaluation Committee, Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Advisory Board, and Board President of Las Vegas’ Promise –a child and youth-serving nonprofit organization in her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.