FETTERMAN, David is President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He concurrently teaches at Claremont Graduate University, University of Charleston, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has been a Professor of Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Collaborating Professor, Colegio de Postgraduados, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at San Jose State University. He is also a Co-Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center.
Dr. Fetterman has 25 years experience at Stanford University. He was the Director of Evaluation in the School of Medicine; Director of Evaluation, Career Development, and Alumni Relations; and Director of the MA Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program in the School of Education. He also served senior administration at Stanford University.
He was formerly Professor and Research Director at the California Institute of Integral Studies; Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research; and a Senior Associate and Project Director at RMC Research Corporation.
David is a past-president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the American Anthropological Association’s Council on Anthropology and Education. He is the co-chair of AEA’s Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation Division.
David received the Outstanding Higher Education Professional Award in 2008. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice - the American Evaluation Association’s highest honors. He was elected a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology. David also received one of the 1990 Mensa Education and Research Foundation Awards for Excellence.
Fetterman has contributed to a variety of encyclopedias and is the author of 16 books, including Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation: Stakeholder Involvement Approaches to Evaluation, Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice, Ethnography: Step by Step, and over 100 articles and reports.