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Stewart I. Donaldson, PhD, is Director of The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI), Executive Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC), and Professor of Psychology and Community & Global Health at Claremont Graduate University. He was President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) in 2015, and served 6 years on the AEA Board.  Professor Donaldson has given keynotes, invited talks, and workshops in over 50 cities throughout the U.S. and in many countries overseas.

He serves on many editorial boards and has published numerous widely cited peer-reviewed scientific articles, chapters, and evaluation reports.  His published books and volumes include Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships (2018); Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology (2017); Evaluation for an Equitable Society (2016); Credible and Actionable Evidence: The Foundation for Rigorous and Influential Evaluations (2015); Emerging Practices in International Development Evaluation (2013); The Future of Evaluation in Society: A Tribute to Michael Scriven (2013);  Teaching Psychology Online: Tips and Techniques for Success (2012); Social Psychology and Evaluation (2011); Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory & Practice (2011); Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society (2011); Program Theory-Driven Evaluation Science: Strategies and Applications (2007); Applied Psychology: New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers (2006); and Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium (2003).

He has also received a wide range of national and regional awards for his work including AEA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors in the Evaluation Profession, the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award for sustained lifetime written contributions to the advancement of evaluation theory (2013), AEA’s 2017 Robert Ingle Service Award for his outstanding leadership and service to AEA and the evaluation discipline and profession, and the Western Psychological Association’s 2018 Social Responsibility Award for his record of research and publications to find ways of promoting well-being in a variety of environments, theory-based evaluations, and grants oriented toward social equality, social justice, and boosting positive psychological outcomes.