Posavac, Emil J.

(b. 1939, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Ph.D., M.A. Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign; B.D., Concordia Theological Seminary; B.S. Civil Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University.

Posavac is Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. He brings an eclectic background in engineering, theology, and psychology to the evaluation field. His scholarship reflects this eclectic background in his publications on statistics and research methods, evaluation, and social psychology.

Posavac's textbook (coauthored with R. G. Carey) Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies (currently in its sixth edition) is widely used in teaching evaluation and espouses a pragmatic approach to evaluation that encourages program staff and management to engage in self-evaluation. From its first edition in 1980, it has focused on the skills internal evaluators need as they work with managers and staff and endorsed ...

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