Julnes, George

(b. 1954, Cincinnati, Ohio). Ph.D. Psychology-Clinical/Community, University of Hawaii—Manoa; M.B.A., M.P.P. Public Policy, University of Michigan; B.S. Psychology and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Julnes is Associate Professor in the Research and Evaluation Methodology Program in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. Previously he was on the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson and Old Dominion Universities.

Julnes has contributed to the field of evaluation primarily through his development of a pragmatic approach to evaluation, created by combining the neo-Vygotskian notion of “assisted performance”; Weick's ideas on sense making; the realist foundations of many evaluation theorists; and the value theory of the pragmatists, wherein we arrive at judgments of value first and only afterwards divine the balance of the abstract principles responsible for those judgments. This unique approach ...

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