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AERA Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award 2013
Dr. Fetterman was the recipient of the 2013 American Educational Research Association's Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award. It was based on his contributions to ethnographic evaluation, experimental design, and empowerment evaluation.
Nicole Lewis, Research on Evaluation Chair, made the award at the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, April 28, 2013.
Dr. Fetterman's comments were brief:
"Thank you and the award committee for this honor.
My work in the domains of empowerment, ethnography, and use and their relationship to evaluation took on a life of its own - extending far beyond my wildest dreams, geographically, conceptually, and methodologically.
My only advice is not to take the safe and secure path to obscurity, gathering dust like an old evaluation report sitting on a shelf.
Instead take calculated risks and follow your instincts.
They will take you further than you might ever dream."
Rodney Hopson, past president of the American Evaluation Association was also present and congratulated Dr. Fetterman on the award.
Dr. Bradley Cousins received the award in 2012 and provided the keynote during this session. Dr. Fetterman will present the keynote next year at AERA in Philadelphia.