Midge Smith, PhD, is an experienced evaluator with a notable record of publications; she has administrative experience at several levels within a university setting and thirteen years successfully directing The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI). She knows evaluation as a learner, as a teacher of academic and non-formal courses, and as a practitioner in many subjects (e.g. agriculture, education, and medical/health). In 1996, Smith initiated the first TEI program, with a packed audience on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore.