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Arnold Love, PhD, is an internationally-recognized independent consultant based in Toronto, Canada, with more than 30 years of experience in evaluation. He has a special interest in building organizations’ capacity to use evaluation and information systems for driving change, improving performance, and achieving tangible results. Love is author of a chapter on internal evaluation in Encyclopedia of Program Evaluation (Sage, 2004), Internal Evaluation: Building Organizations from Within (Sage, 1991), and a chapter on implementation analysis for the new edition of The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (Jossey-Bass, 2004). Love is editor of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Evaluation Methods Sourcebook Series and of special issues of New Directions for Program Evaluation and the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation on the topic of internal evaluation and Harvard University’s Evaluation Exchange on the topic of evaluation and technology. His recent articles have appeared in Evaluation and Program Planning, The American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, and the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Love received his PhD from University of Waterloo. He has taught program evaluation at the National Centre for non-profit Management at York University and at the Centre for Innovative Management at Athabasca University. He served two terms as president of the Canadian Evaluation Society. In 1996, he received the CES National Award for Distinguished Contribution to Evaluation in Canada and in 2005, he was made a Fellow of the CES. The American Evaluation Association recognized Love in 1998 for his contributions to building a worldwide evaluation community and in 2005 for his service to AEA. He recently served as a member of the Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Audit Committee of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.