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Leslie Goodyear

Leslie Goodyear, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and 2018 president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). At Education Development Center (EDC), a global non-profit research and development organization, she leads evaluations of education and workforce initiatives, facilitates evaluation capacity building, and serves as an evaluation advisor for clients and colleagues.

Dr. Goodyear has designed and managed evaluations of formal and informal educational programs that are implemented across multiple countries, in multiple languages, and with varied access to technological resources. In addition to conducting evaluations, in her work as a program officer at the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Division, Leslie helped build organizational evaluation capacity and oversee evaluation policy.

Her publications have focused on qualitative inquiry in evaluation, building communities of practice within multi-site evaluations, evaluation ethics, creative and alternative approaches to representing evaluation findings, culturally responsive evaluation, and evaluating out-of-school and informal STEM education programs.
Professionally, she has served as Ethics Section editor and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation, and has been an American Evaluation Association board member, chair of the AEA Ethics Committee, member of multiple AEA Ethics Working Groups, and co-chair of the AEA Qualitative Methods Topical Interest Group.

Leslie holds a Masters and PhD in program evaluation and planning from Cornell University and a BA in developmental psychology from Macalester College.