Evaluation in a Housing Discrimination Context: A Collaborative View

Curtis Warren,
Liliana Rodríguez-Campos
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This paper shares specific lessons learned about discrimination in housing, as well as common challenges faced by the Community Foundation leaders when dealing with strategies for avoiding them. This paper also highlights the instruments identified and/or developed to assist the program with crucial information for decision-making. The overall study looks at gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education, and income levels. Discussion and presentation of information about this framework for evaluation is supported by the theory and work behind the Model for Collaborative Evaluations. This collaborative effort represents a great beginning towards eliminating discrimination in housing for all.

Keywords: Housing Discrimination, Collaborative Evaluation
Stream: Education and Social Welfare, Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Evaluation in a Housing Discrimination Context

Curtis Warren

Director, Employment Services, Kellogg Community College
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Mr. Warren has twenty-eight (28) years of professional experience in education and human services, and has served in many capacities in a variety of professional settings, including K-12 education, higher education, social service agencies, and independent consulting. Throughout the years, he has also provided a variety of training and workshops for numerous organizations.

Mr. Warren received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Education from Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and has completed postgraduate studies in Special Education and Educational Leadership at WMU. He is currently a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research at WMU. He is on-track to complete his degree in 2007-08.

Mr. Warren is a certified teacher and licensed master’s social worker (Michigan). In addition, Mr. Warren holds current and active memberships with the Michigan Association for Evaluation (MAE) where he serves as a member of the board of directors, the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

Liliana Rodríguez-Campos

Faculty Member, Department of Educational Studies, Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Dr. Liliana Rodríguez-Campos earned her Ph.D. in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design at Western Michigan University (WMU). She received an Outstanding Dissertation Award, and a WMU Provost’s Special Recognition for this Ph.D. Also, as part of her educational background, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering with Honorific Mention, and her Specialist and Master’s degrees in Project Management in Engineering with Summa Cum Laude Honors. Furthermore, she received a WMU President’s Special Recognition for her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design.

Dr. Rodríguez has been awarded with several honors and educational scholarships both in Venezuela and the United States. She has been a planning and control manager and a consultant in the private sector, non-profit organizations as well as institutions of higher education. Dr. Rodríguez’s work history includes the formative evaluation of multi-national corporations and evaluation capacity-building projects in Latin America, the Philippines and the United States.

Dr. Rodríguez has designed and delivered numerous workshops and courses at the university level in evaluation, research, informatics, consulting, project planning, and control management. She has a variety of publications in Spanish and in English on leadership, organizational engineering, and evaluation approaches that bring stakeholder groups together. She has presented her work in national and international conferences in countries such as China, Cuba, England, Greece, Malaysia, Spain, the United States and Venezuela.

Currently, Dr. Rodríguez is the Evaluation Faculty Member in the Department of Educational Studies at WMU. She is also a member of several professional associations such as Project Management Institute, American Evaluation Association, Michigan Association for Evaluation, and American Educational Research Association, among others. She serves as a co-chair of the Professional Development Committee, and as a board member of the Michigan Association for Evaluation. Dr. Rodríguez’s expertise with project management, organizational engineering, program evaluation, multi-cultural and international evaluation capacity building, metaevaluation, training and leadership are her strongest professional contributions.

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