Our Team

Collaborative scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization

Team-based Scholarship

The AEG uses a team-based approach to scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization. Working together, members of the AEG support research, teaching, and professional development in these core areas of educational practice.

Meet our Team

Since 2001, the AEG has worked to pursue scholarship in assessment, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization. Over the years, our team has evolved to include expertise in: assessment, program evaluation, measurement, and knowledge translation. Meet our team members below.

Liying Cheng, PhD

Liying is Professor and and Graduate Faculty in Language Education and Assessment. Her research on washback focuses on the global impact of large-scale testing and the relationships between assessment and instruction.

Christopher DeLuca, PhD

Chris is an Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Educational Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Chris leads the Classroom Assessment Research Team.

Michelle Searle, PhD

Michelle holds a PhD in curriculum with a focus on assessment and evaluation. She has received the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society and she is also a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

Saad Chahine, PhD

Saad is an Assistant Professor of Measurement and Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University and is a member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group.

Amanda Cooper, PhD

Amanda is a former secondary school teacher (Biology and English) and currently an Associate Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership at Queen’s University. She specializes in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb), efforts to address research-practice-policy gaps across the education sector.

Kristy Timmons, PhD

Kristy is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Member in Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. She is the Founder and Lab Director of the ECE LAB.

Don Klinger, PhD

Dr. Don Klinger was a former member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. He is currently a Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Division of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Lyn Shulha, PhD

Dr. Lyn Shulha was a founding member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. She is a Professor Emerita, Queen’s University. Her research advanced theories and practices in program evaluation.

Bob Wilson, PhD

Dr. Robert (Bob) Wilson was a founding member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. He is now a Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University. His research centred on classroom assessment the influences of large-scale assessments on teaching and learning.

Recent Projects

Examining Assessment and Evaluation Education

This research agenda investigates how educators and evaluators cultivate their practices in assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation Capacity Network: Collaborating for Community-Driven and Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Practices, Programs, and Policies

The goal of the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN) is to collaboratively develop community-driven and culturally relevant approaches for producing and using evidence to improve early childhood practice, programs, and policy towards system effectiveness.

Research into a Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation as a Mechanism for Supporting System Level Thinking and Data-Informed Decision Making in Education

This multi-year project involves an ongoing collaboration between university-based evaluator-researchers with school district leaders, educators, and community partners in the pursuit of continuous improvement and ongoing data-informed decision making in education.

Measurement of Large-scale Educational Change

A series of projects focussed on measurement of change in developing countries. These projects have been conduced in the Caribbean Region, Middle East, and Asia, and funded by the Interamerican Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Department for International Development, and the British Council.

Assessment of Competence in the Professions

The purpose of this research is to understand individual and group processing in developing accurate approximations of competence.

Use of Big Data to Model Performance and Change

Working with colleagues in admissions, undergraduate medicine, post-graduate medicine, and dentistry we have developed a comprehensive data system that tracks students from time of application to graduation, and for some, to post-graduate training.

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