We’re getting meta today… looking at the influence of a major influencer in evaluation: Carol Weiss! I chat with Gregory Greenman II about his dissertation examining citation metrics of her work across disciplines.
Gregory spends a lot of his time thinking about the nature of evidence and its role in policy decisions. He believes that applying sound evaluative thinking and appropriate research methods helps us down the path toward building a just and equitable society. His current research examines the "how and why" of evidence-based policymaking and how we evaluate interdisciplinary research.
Gregory currently works with Eval4Impact, helping organizations understand which aspects of their interventions are successful. He is also an honorary fellow with the Centre for Program Evaluation at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, where he co-taught evaluation for the past four years. Before making his way to evaluation, he managed legislative research and policy analysis on barriers to prisoner reentry and drug policy at a university in Illinois.
Gregory earned his PhD in Interdisciplinary Evaluation from Western Michigan University in 2020. He is the website coordinator for the RoE TIG and an associate editor for the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation.
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