Smith, M. F.

(b. 1942, Altha, Florida). Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park; M.Ed. University of Florida, Gainesville; B.S. Mississippi State University.

Smith is Professor Emerita, University of Maryland, and Director of the Evaluators' Institute (based in Delaware). She previously held faculty positions in the Colleges of Education, and Agriculture, University of Florida. She has directed evaluations in a variety of fields; for example, medicine and health, parks and recreation, agriculture, nutrition, family finance, youth development, public K-12 education, and university academic instruction.

Her interest in evaluation began in 1970, when she directed a project for the University of Florida Laboratory School to develop and test curricula for kindergarten through eighth grade. This project involved an evaluative component to determine whether the programs worked. However, at that time, evaluators ...

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