Denny, Terry

(b. 1930, Detroit, Michigan). Ed.D. Educational Psychology, University of Illinois; M.A. Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan; B.A. Political Science and Russian, Wayne State University.

Denny has been a teacher and mentor in the evaluation world for 40 years. He spent 20 years working with Robert Stake, J. Thomas Hastings, and other notables in and near the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Although he wrote about educational evaluation and taught courses in educational evaluation, he claims he never conducted an educational evaluation. He wrote stories and advocated storytelling as a necessary precursor to research and evaluation. His students suffered a strict regimen of gathering stories from the field and learning how to write them.

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