News

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Coming in 2020 - A New Directions for Evaluation Issue on Evaluating Coalitions and Collaboratives!

I am hard at work with my co-editors, Dr. Ann Webb Price from Community Evaluation Solutions and Dr. Kyrah Brown from the University of Texas at Arlington editing this issue. We have a number of distinguished authors who have also been working hard to contribute chapters and are very excited about what we have seen so far. 

December 2017 Susan Wolfe Joins the National Network of Libaries of Medicine Evaluation Office

I will be contributing my evaluation expertise to the National Library of Medicine's partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. For more information, check out the NEO blog posting from December 5, 2017 here:  https://news.nnlm.gov/neo/2017/12/05/meet-susan-wolfe-the-neos-new-evaluation-specialist-susan-wolfe/

November 2017 - Susan Wolfe Selected as Editor of The Community Psychologist

Starting January 31, 2018 I will be the new Editor of The Community Psychologist, a Society for Community Research and Action publication. I am very excited to take on these duties with my Associate Editor, Dominique Thomas.

June 2017 - Recipient of the 2017 SCRA John Kalafat Practitioner Award

In June, 2017 I was honored to receive the John Kalafat Award in Applied Community Psychology. John Kalafat's life work integrated the principles and research of community psychology with their practical applications. This award is presented to individuals who exemplify John's unique characteristics as mentor, teacher, and advocate, and his passion in making the benefits of community psychology accessible to all. 

Coming in the Future -- A Guidebook to Community Consulting

Ann Webb Price of Community Evaluation Solutions and I have teamed up to write this book. Stay tuned for more news about the release date!

Events

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June 2019 Presentations at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference

I will be presenting the session listed below at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference to be held in Chicago, IL June 25th to 29th. 

  • Sharing Our Work: Exploring the SCRA Publication Outlets as Venues for Dissemination
  • Empower Yourself to a Career that Fits YOU: Considering a Practice Career
  • Pathways to Compassion and Civility in Community Engagement Work
  • Staying True to Our Values by Giving It Away: The Story of the Free Community Psychology Textbook

I will also be presenting a six-hour pre-conference workshop on Evaluating Coalitions and Collaboratives.

June 2019 Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Summer Institute

  I will be, once again, teaming up with Ann Webb Price from Community Evaluation Solutions to present a 3-hour workshop on Evaluating Coalitions and Collaboratives. The AEA Summer Institute will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on June 9th to 12th.

November 2018 Evaluating Collaboratives and Coalitions Workshop for SMU's CORE

On November 6, 2018 I presented a custom workshop titled "Evaluating Collaboratives and Coalitions" for the Center on Research and Evaluation, Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. This six-hour interactive workshop covered everything from coalition frameworks and dynamics to best practices for evaluating coalitions and collaboratives.

October and November 2018 Presentations at Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

I presented the  sessions listed below at the annual American Evaluation Association conference which was held in Cleveland, OH Wednesday, October 31 to Saturday, November 3. In addition to my finally having a chance to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I had the opportunity to network with other evaluators and pick up new skills and knowledge. My sessions and activities were:


  • Intimidation Rituals: Real Life Consequences of Speaking Truth to Power with Ann Webb Price and Martha Ann Brown
  • Meet the Pros Intermediate Consulting Skills Self-Help Fair on What to do When Business is Slow
  • Truths in Evaluation Consulting Practice - Partnering for Social Change : Collaborating with Clients and Communities
  • Co-Chairing the Nonprofit and Foundations Topical Interest Group Business Meeting

October 2018 Presentation at the Healthier Texas Summit

On October 25, 2018 I presented a session titled "Collaborating for Health Equity in Communities" with Dorothy Gibbons from The Rose and Julie St. John from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at Abilene. The Healthier Texas Summit was held in Austin, TX on October 25-26. The Keynote was delivered by Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States.

August 2018 AEA eStudy - Consulting and Collaborating with Communities and Nonprofits

Ann Webb Price of Community Evaluation Solutions and I presented an eStudy for the American Evaluation Association. This eStudy was conducted on August 7th and 9th from noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT.  More information can be found at https://www.eval.org/p/pr/vi/prodid=143