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(b. 1965, Huntington Station, New York). Ph.D. Educational Evaluation, M.Ed. Educational Evaluation, M.A. Linguistics, B.A. English Literature, University of Virginia.

Hopson is Associate Professor of Foundations and Leadership and a member of the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research at Duquesne University.

His New Directions in Evaluation issue “How and Why Language Matters in Evaluation” has provided evaluators across disciplines with a comprehensive analysis of the relationship of language policies and politics to evaluation theory and practice. He has contributed to the practice of evaluation through his focus on developing appropriate evaluation strategies for oppressed and marginalized others, and he is committed to mentoring and encouraging evaluators of color. Hopson's work has been influenced by Dell Hymes and Carol Camp Leakey and, more specifically in evaluation, by ...

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