Fitzpatrick, Jody L.

(b. 1948, Waco, Texas). Ph.D. Educational Psychology, M.A. Government, B.A. Government, University of Texas–Austin.

Fitzpatrick is Professor in the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado. Before coming to academia, she conducted numerous evaluations for organizations at state and local levels. Her areas of interests are program theory, ethics, and evaluation use. She has conducted evaluations in a variety of settings with a focus on programs concerning children, women, and families. Her most recent evaluations concern programs to encourage girls’ achievement in math and science and factors that influence women to choose careers in technology. Primary influences on her evaluation work include Thomas Kuhn, Carol Weiss, Joseph Wholey, and Eleanor Chelimsky.

Her contributions to the practice of evaluation include her column “Exemplary Evaluations” in ...

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