Presentations

Invited Presentations and Seminars
  • History of Evaluation in the U.S. Government (Mar. 21, 2017). Seminar for the American Evaluation Association staff in Washington, D.C. (Invited)

  • Evaluation Policies and Approaches Across Administrations (Mar. 10, 2017). Panel for The Evaluators Institute and Washington Evaluators in Washington, D.C. (Invited)

  • Dialogue on Race and Class in America.  (Jan. 30, 2017).  Panel for the American Evaluation Association in Washington, D.C. (Invited)

  • Improving Environmental Evidence:  Barriers and Facilitators of Evaluation Capacity at the US Environmental Protection Agency. (Jan. 9, 2017).  Seminar for the Centre for Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus in the United Kingdom.  (Invited)

  • Beyond the Golden Age of Evidence:  moving to a new era of evidence-informed policymaking.  (Nov. 15, 2016) Seminar for Pew Charitable Trusts Staff. (Invited)

  • Articulating Program Impacts with Case Studies and Success Stories (Sept. 1, 2016).  Seminar for CENDI representatives in Washington, D.C. (Invited)

  • Muddling Through Isn't Good Enough:  using high-quality evidence to guide program decisions (June 30, 2014). Keynote. Missouri Waste Control Coalition 2014 Conference.  Osage Beach, Missouri. (Invited)

Conference Presentations
  • Our Once and Future Evaluation Users: Observations from the Past and Ideas for the Future of Environmental Evaluation in Evidence-based Policymaking. (Forthcoming in Nov. 2017). American Evaluation Association Conference in Washington, DC.

  • Roundtable on Evaluation in Transition: The Evolving Role of Evaluation Across Presidential Administrations. (Forthcoming in Nov. 2017). American Evaluation Association Conference in Washington, DC.

  • Roundtable on Communicating with Government Officials about Evaluation. (Forthcoming in Nov. 2017). American Evaluation Association Conference in Washington, DC.

  • Roundtable on Evidence-Based Policy (Mar. 2017).  Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Washington, DC.

  • Building Retrospective Evaluation Capacity to Enhance EPA's Prospective Analyses  (Mar. 2017).  Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Washington, DC.

  • Evaluation Amidst Paperwork Reduction Act Reviews: Overcoming Design Challenges from a Data Collection Process Evaluators Love to Hate (Oct. 27, 2016).  American Evaluation Association in Atlanta, GA. ( AbstractSlides )

  • Determinants of Evaluation Supply at the USEPA: A Case Study of the Performance Partnership Program (Sept. 28, 2016).  European Evaluation Society in Maastricht, Netherlands. ( Slides )

  • Developing Better Environmental Evidence in the U.S.: Determinants of Evaluation Supply at the USEPA (Aug. 26, 2016). Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.  ( Slides )

  • Determinants of Evaluation Supply at the USEPA: A Case Study of the Hazardous Waste Program (May 2016).  Eastern Evaluation Research Society's 39th Annual Conference in Absecon, NJ. ( Slides )

  • Insights from Program Evaluation for Retrospective Evaluation of Regulations (Dec. 2015).  Society for Risk Analysis' 2015 Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA. ( Abstract | Slides

  • Change and Continuity:  Lessons Learned from the Bush and Obama Administrations' Experiences with Evaluation and Performance Measurement (Nov. 2015).  With K. Newcomer.  American Evaluation Association's 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. ( Abstract | Slides | Paper )
  • Exemplary and Sustainable Practices for AEA Affiliates and other VOPEs (Nov. 2015). With D. Bernstein et al. in Think Tank Panel.  American Evaluation Association's 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. ( Abstract )

  • Looking Forward to the Future of Federal Evaluation Efforts: Addressing Identified Challenges (Apr. 28, 2015).  Eastern Evaluation Research Society's 38th Annual Conference in Absecon, NJ. (AbstractSlides)

  • Using Evidence and Evaluation in Federal Budget Decisions (Apr. 11, 2015). With M. Williams and E. Sharp.  Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Spring Conference in Washington, DC.  (Abstract | Slides)

  • Change, Continuity, and Lessons Unlearned:  A Tale of Two Administrations' Experiences with Evaluation and Performance Measurement (Mar. 6, 2015).  With K. Newcomer.  American Society for Public Administration's 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.  ( Abstract | Slides )

  • Overseeing the Enforcers:  Bureaucratic Discretion in Federal Monitoring of State Hazardous Waste Enforcement Programs (Nov. 6, 2014). Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's 2014 Fall Research Conference in Albuquerque, NM. ( Abstract | Slides )

  • Envisioning Solutions to Problem Scenarios in Evaluation: Applying Systems Thinking to Learn from Our Peers (Oct. 17, 2014).  With K. Newcomer, S. Mumford, and Y. Watson.  American Evaluation Association's Evaluation 2014 Conference in Denver, CO. ( AbstractSlides )

  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation in the Obama Administration (Sept. 19, 2014). 7th Annual Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. ( Slides )
Select Academic and Professional Presentations
  • Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (Forthcoming in Oct. 2017). Presentation for Washington Evaluators. 

  • Evaluation at EPA (Aug. 2, 2016).  Presentation for Dissertation Research Committee, George Washington University in Washington, D.C. ( Policy Brief )

  • Chair and Discussant for Evaluation of Social Welfare Programs panel (Apr. 1, 2016).  D.C. Regional Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in Washington, D.C.

  • Research Proposal for Determinants of Evaluation Supply at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Nov. 16, 2015).  Presentation for Dissertation Committee. 

  • 2016 President's Budget for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Mar. 23, 2015).  With J. Chaffin.  Presentation for the National Energy Assistance Directors Association Winter Meeting. (Invited)
  • Policy Proposals Related to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Oct. 2014).  Presentation for senior OMB policy officials. 

  • Senior Policy Officials' Expectations for Career Staff (Sept. 17, 2014).  1 hour panel discussion for staff professionals at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  • What Makes a Good Analyst? (Sept. 4, 2014).  Presentation for new OMB career analysts.

  • State Spending on Environmental Regulation (Mar. 6, 2014).  Brownbag discussion for GWU students and faculty.

  • Tips for Presenting Information to Senior Policy Officials (Nov. 15, 2013).  1 hour panel discussion for 30 staff professionals at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  • Policy Proposals Related to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2013).  Presentation for senior OMB policy officials. 

  • Best Practices for Developing Funding Allocation Formulas (Aug. 2013).  Staff panel presentation for senior international elected officials.

  • OMB's Roles and Responsibilities (Jul. 2012).  Presented to senior career officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Policy Proposals Related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2010-2012).  Multiple presentations for senior OMB policy officials. 

  • Developing a County-Level Innovation Index (2008).  Presented to grant partners with the Indiana Business Research Center.

  • Benefits and Policies of Community Corrections Programming (2008) [ Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 ].  Developed 20 minute training module for Monroe County Indiana's Probation Department.
  • Creating Excellence the PUSH America Way (Apr. 26, 2006). Keynote. Truman State Administrative Professionals. Kirksville, Missouri.  (Invited)