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(b. 1955, New Orleans, Louisiana). Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.S. Experimental Psychology, Southern Methodist University; B.A. cum laude Psychology, Vanderbilt University.

Torres has been influenced by the works of Robert Stake, Alan (Buddy) Peshkin, Michael Patton, Clifford Geertz, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Charles Fillmore. She has been instrumental in contributing to the articulation of practice-based theories of evaluation use and thought on the relationship between evaluation and learning at individual, team, and organizational levels. She has enhanced the profession through her consideration of strategies and practices that could increase the effectiveness of communicating and reporting in evaluation. Over the past 25 years, serving in both internal and external evaluator roles, she has conducted more than 50 evaluations in education, business, health-care, and nonprofit organizations.

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