Sample Publications and Presentations

Sample of Recent Publications

K. M. Sturges & C. Howley. 2016. Responsive Metaevaluation: A Participatory Approach to Enhancing Evaluation Quality. American Journal of Evaluation.

K. M. Sturges. 2016. Introducing Responsive Metaevaluation. Practicing Anthropology, 38(2) 42-46.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Complicity Revisited: Balancing Stakeholder Input and Roles in Evaluation Use. American Journal of Evaluation, 36(4) 461-469.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Curriculum Testing on the Persistent Fringes: Privatization and Title I High School Reform. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 46(2) 129-146.

K. M. Sturges & K. Peterson. Accepted. Effectiveness and Efficiency: Mixed Methods Study of Hybrid Vocational Courses.

C. Howley & K. M. Sturges. 2016. Under Review. Building Capacity in State Education Agencies: Using Organizational Theory to Guide Technical Assistance.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Educational Reform in the Age of Privatization: A Call for a Focused, Empirically-Supported, Collective Response. In K. M. Sturges (Ed.). 2015. Neoliberalizing Educational Reform: America’s Quest for Profitable Market-Colonies and the Undoing of Public Good. Boston: Sense Publishers.

K. M. Sturges. 2014. External Evaluation as Contract Work: The Production of Evaluator Identity. American Journal of Evaluation, 35(3) 346-363.

J. Wexler, D. Reed, & K. M. Sturges. 2014. Reading Practices in the Juvenile Correctional Facility Setting: Incarcerated Adolescents Speak Out. Exceptionality, 23(2) 100-123.

K. M. Sturges. 2014. Contract Research and Curricular Reform. Educational Studies, 20(2) 264-288.

K. M. Sturges. 2013. Building Consensus in (not so) Hostile Territory: Applying Anthropology to Strategic Planning. Practicing Anthropology, 35(1) 35-39.

K. M. Sturges. 2013. Representing Failure: The Depiction of Low-Income, Mexican-American Students in School-Based Program Evaluation. In J. Hall (ed.) Children’s Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States, pp 137-157. Sense Publishers.

D. Reed & K. M. Sturges. 2013. An Examination of Assessment Fidelity in the Administration and Interpretation of Reading Tests. Remedial and Special Education, 34(5) 259-268.

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Sample of Recent Speaking Engagements

K. M. Sturges. 2016. Facilitated Session. Moving the Needle: Recognizing Each Grant Partner College’s Uniqueness. Evaluation Use Workshop. Vance-Granville Community College. Creedmoor, NC.

K. M. Sturges. 2016. Workshop. Stakeholder Engagement in Program Evaluation: Purposes, Approaches, and Methods. ICF. Fairfax, VA.

K. M. Sturges. 2016. Invited Speaking Event. Engaging School District Personnel as Evaluation Stakeholders. Orange County Public Schools Department of Accountability, Research & Evaluation. Orlando, FL

K. Cowley, C. Howley, & K. M. Sturges. 2016. Trade Conference Presentation. Emergence is too Important to Leave to Chance: The Potential of Complexity Theory in Responsive Evaluation of Capacity-Building. American Evaluation Association annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

K.M. Sturges & J. Katzenmiller. 2016. Workshop. The Professional Learning Community Monitoring Suite: Gauging Delivery, Identifying Needs, & Measuring Impacts. Delivered to Hillsborough County Public Schools Area Instructional Leaders. Tampa, FL.

K. M. Sturges. 2016. Trade Conference Presentation. The Policy-to-Practice Disconnect in Public Two-Year Colleges: Evidence from High Needs Healthcare Programs in one US State. International Sociological Association annual conference. Vienna, Austria.

K.M. Sturges, K. Usher, & T.J. Horwood. 2016. Client Presentation. A Prescription for Healthcare in Tennessee Final Evaluation Report. Presented to Roane State Community College senior executive administration. Harriman, TN.

J. Katzenmiller & K.M. Sturges. 2016. Client Presentation. Final Program Evaluation of Leaders Engaged in Accelerating Performance: Formative Guidance and Outcomes Findings. Presented to Hillsborough County Public Schools Office of Leadership Development. Tampa, FL.

K. M. Sturges. 2016. Facilitated Session. ARCC Internal Evaluation Review and Planning Session: Using Metaevaluative and Stakeholder Feedback to Improve Evaluation Use. Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center. Charleston, WV.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Trade Conference Presentation. Power, Promise, and Uses of Evaluation Use: A Tale of Two Evaluations. American Evaluation Association annual meeting. Chicago, IL.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Trade Conference Presentation. Principles in Practice: Stakeholder Engagement in Multisite Evaluations. American Evaluation Association annual meeting. Chicago, IL.

J. Katzenmiller. (2015). Workshop. Building Evaluation Capacity for School Districts: Working with Data Managers to Optimize Data Accuracy & Timeliness: Hillsborough County Public Schools. Tampa, FL.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Facilitated Session. Stakeholder Evaluation Use and Planning. Roane State Community College. Harriman, TN.

K. M. Sturges. 2015. Invited Speaking Event. Measuring Capacity Building in State Departments of Education: A Metaevaluative Review. US Department of Education. Washington, DC.

K. M. Sturges. 2014. Invited Speaking Event. Creating “Safe Spaces”: Community Voice in Planning Projects. Comprehensive Center Regional Meeting. Nashville, TN.

K. M. Sturges. 2014. Trade Conference Presentation. Utilization-Focused Evaluation of a High School Health Magnet Program. American Evaluation Association annual meeting. Denver, CO.

K. M. Sturges. 2013. Facilitated Session. Stakeholder Information Needs Assessment: Planning for a Prescription for Healthcare in TN. Roane State Community College. Harriman, TN.

K. M. Sturges. 2013. Invited Speaking Event. Perspectives on the use of Backwards Mapping in Program Planning. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.

K. M. Sturges. 2013. Invited Speaking Event. Capacity Building Assessment for State Departments of Education. Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center.

K. M. Sturges. 2012. Trade Conference Presentation. Where the Program Begins: Evaluating Beyond the Site of Implementation. Presented at the American Evaluation Association annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN.

K. M. Sturges. 2012. Trade Conference Presentation. Building Consensus in (not so) Hostile Territory: Applying Community Assessments to Strategic Planning. Presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting. Baltimore, MD.

K. M. Sturges. 2011. Trade Conference Presentation. Inclusive Designs for Hearing the Voices of Less-Powerful Stakeholders. Presented at the American Educational Studies Association conference. St. Louis, MO.

K. M. Sturges. 2009. Workshop. Using Qualitative Methods in Program Evaluations and Planning Projects. University of Chicago. Urban Education Institute. Chicago, IL.

K. M. Sturges. 2009. Trade Conference Presentation. Relevance, Accuracy, and Engagement: The Modern Program Evaluator. Presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting. Memphis, TN.

K. M. Sturges. 2007. Trade Conference Presentation. Leveraging Community Resources: Accountability, Deregulation, and Transformative Inquiry. Presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting. Tampa, FL.