About Us

Who We Are

The Evaluation Center is located at the University of Colorado Denver on the downtown Denver campus. In many ways the center operates as a not-for-profit entity, housed within a major research university. This unique situation allows the center to operate independently and to provide external evaluation services to clients both inside and outside of the University.

The Evaluation Center has extensive experience providing program evaluation to a wide variety of clients from schools, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and government agencies. We work collaboratively with our clients to promote evidence-informed programs, practices, and policies by using rigorous, innovative evaluation processes.

We are committed to equity and evaluations that ultimately contribute to the betterment of the community or program.

Our Vision

 

Improved lives and communities through high-quality evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiding Principles

 

  • We value high quality, ethically defensible, culturally responsive evaluation practices.
  • We strive to understand the context and communities in which we work.
  • We use rigorous and innovative quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
  • We help clients obtain and use information to make informed decisions about the implementation and effectiveness of their programs and policies.
  • We make evaluation meaningful and accessible to multiple audiences.
  • We support the development of evaluation capacity and its use within institutions and organizations.
  • We provide real world evaluation opportunities for graduate students to apply coursework and gain evaluation expertise.
  • We advocate for the value and use of evaluation by a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Our work advances the field of evaluation.

Equity Journey

The Evaluation Center is committed to equity and equity evaluation; we believe Equitable Evaluation is an approach that ultimately contributes to the betterment of communities or programs by examining issues of social justice in every aspect of the program or project being evaluated. As an organization, we believe that as evaluators we have a responsibility to conduct evaluation that is in service of equity, and race equity being foundational to this work. As a part of this work, our team intentionally works with an external consultant to continue our growth and education. 

Evaluation Team

Allyssa Mastroni

Allyssa Mastroni

Evaluation Data Manager

Amelia Iglesias

Amelia Iglesias

Evaluation Specialist

Bridget Nuechterlein

Bridget Nuechterlein

Senior Evaluation Specialist

Carolina Jaime

Carolina Jaime

Graduate Assistant

Christine Velez

Christine Velez

Associate Director

Emily Hecker

Emily Hecker

Evaluation Specialist

Erica Clarke

Erica Clarke

Senior Evaluation Specialist

Goldie Komaie

Goldie Komaie

Senior Evaluator

Grace Gonzalez

Grace Gonzalez

Evaluation Specialist

Izaak Herman

Izaak Herman

Graduate Assistant

Jeff Proctor

Jeff Proctor

Executive Director

Julia Thorne

Julia Thorne

Graduate Assistant

Kelsey Warren

Kelsey Warren

Graduate Assistant

Liz Sweitzer

Liz Sweitzer

Senior Evaluation Specialist

Peter Rumbach

Peter Rumbach

Senior Evaluation Specialist

Ryan Welle

Ryan Welle

Evaluation Specialist

Shuyuan Tan

Shuyuan Tan

Evaluation Specialist

Susan Connors

Susan Connors

Associate Director

Taylor Vaughan

Taylor Vaughan

Graduate Assistant

Tracey O'Brien

Tracey O'Brien

Senior Evaluator

Tynaje Thomas

Tynaje Thomas

Graduate Assistant

Xitlali Rice

Xitlali Rice

Graduate Assistant

Have Questions?

Our offices are centrally located in the heart of Downtown Denver, just blocks from the Auraria Campus. Our central location positions us well to support clients both locally and abroad. Interested in working together? Fill out the form to the right, and we will get in touch.

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