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(b. 1944, Tampa, Florida). Ed.D. Higher Education, Indiana University–Bloomington; M.A. Medieval History, University of Illinois–Urbana; B.A. History, Michigan State University.

Lincoln is Ruth Harrington Chair of Educational Leadership and Distinguished University Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. She has held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University, the University of Kansas, Indiana University, and Stephens College.

She is most widely known for the creation of a new paradigm in evaluation theory, with Egon Guba, based on her understanding of the inability of the “scientific method” to answer evaluation questions satisfactorily or with appropriate responsiveness to those most affected by evaluation's findings. She has published numerous journal articles. Her special interests are program review processes in higher education, ...

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