University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Qualitative evaluation expert Jolley Christman lectures Oct. 17

The Department of Educational Foundations and Research is pleased to announce that the 2013 Gershman/Ahler Distinguished Lecture in Qualitative Research will feature Jolley Bruce Christman, founder of Research for Action (RFA).

The lecture, titled "Getting Real about Conducting Qualitative Evaluations: What Do You Need to Know?," will be held Oct. 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 7 of the Education Building.

Christman is a nationally-recognized qualitative researcher who has led an extensive array of research and evaluation studies focused on urban high school reform, professional learning communities, the privatization of public education, civic engagement and school reform, and evaluation methodology.

This lecture will be helpful to professionals conducting evaluation work for projects and programs or those who plan to undertake a self- study.

About the lecture series:

The Gershman/ Ahler Distinguished Lecture on Qualitative Research was founded in 2012 to honor Kathleen Gershman and Janet Ahler who were the two professors who brought qualitative research to UND in 1985.