June 5th, 2014
After an extensive two-year search for a professor specializing in program evaluation, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Jill Chouinard has been hired as Assistant Professor of Program Evaluation Methodology in ERM. Dr. Chouinard received her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2010 where she studied under famed program evaluation expert Dr. Brad Cousins. Since completing her Ph.D., Dr. Chouinard has been a part-time professor in the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa and a program evaluator in the educational, social services, mental health, and international sectors. She has also served as an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Chouinard has published widely in the areas of participatory evaluation and cross-cultural evaluation, with her scholarship appearing in journals such as American Journal of Evaluation, Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, and Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability. Dr. Chouinard’s arrival to ERM marks a valuable expansion in ERM’s capacity in program evaluation, where she will join fellow program evaluation expert Dr. Holly Downs.