Jennifer C. Greene
has been an evaluation scholar-practitioner for over 25 years. She
received her doctorate in educational psychology from Stanford
University in 1976 and has held academic appointments at the
University of Rhode Island, Cornell University, and presently, the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her evaluation
scholarship has broadly focused on probing the intersections of
social science method with policy discourse and program decision
making, with the intent of making evaluation useful and socially
responsible. Greene has concentrated specifically on advancing
qualitative, mixed method, and democratic approaches to evaluation.
Her evaluation practice has spanned multiple domains of practice,
with an emphasis on the domains of education, community-based family
services, and youth development.
Specifically, Greene has
evaluated service learning projects in higher education and action
research projects in community settings (Campus Compact, Kellogg
Foundation, Commission on National and Community Service), remedial
and curriculum reform education projects in K-12 schools (Department
of Education, Ford Foundation), public policy and natural resource
leadership development (Kellogg Foundation), and projects of youth
development and intergenerational storytelling among others. She
currently has a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue
an “educative, values-engaged” approach to evaluating science and
mathematics education programs.
published widely in journals and books on program evaluation; she
has held leadership positions in AERA and AEA and was recently
co-editor-in-chief of New Directions for Evaluation.
In 2003, she received
AEA’s Lazarsfeld award for contributions to evaluation theory.