New Mexico Evaluators – Events

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Hotel Parq Central Rooftop Apothecary

    Please join us September 11th at 5:30pm on the rooftop of the beautiful Hotel Parq Central to kick off the Conference and meet all our presenters, including Dr. Stafford Hood, our keynote presenter, over snacks and drinks. Cash bar available.

    For directions see

    To register for the full day conference September 12, go to NM Evaluators 2017 Annual Conference

    For hotel rates to stay at the beautiful Hotel Parq Central, see: Parq Central NM Evaluators Conference Rate.pdf

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    • State Bar of New Mexico

    The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Stafford Hood titled, The Journey of One Aspiring Culturally Responsive Evaluator and Lessons Learned Along the Way: A Welcomed Return to New Mexico. The conference will also feature a series of sessions related to Social Justice and Evaluation with amazing speakers who include: 

    • Claudia Isaac
    • Jessica Goodkind
    • Kathy Isaacson
    The conference will take place at the State Bar of New Mexico and will include breakfast, lunch and snacks.
    Register soon as space is limited! Deadline to register is September 4th.
    Meet the Presenters Reception
    We will be hosting a special reception on the rooftop of the beautiful Parc Central Hotel the evening before the conference to allow attendees to get to know the presenters, including our keynote presenter, Dr. Stafford Hood. 
    Register for the reception separately at: Meet the Presenters Reception

    Hotel Accommodations

    Conference attendees can stay at the Hotel Parq Central for $128/night. All Hotel Parq Central guest room rates include a complimentary upscale continental breakfast, shuttle transportation to and from the airport and within a 3-mile radius, on-site parking and complimentary internet access. Go to Parq Central NM Evaluators Conference Rate.pdf for details.

    Student Poster Session

    Students are eligible to submit new or previously presented posters during the conference’s student poster session to be held after lunch on the day of the conference. If you would like to present a poster, you will be asked for a title (or tentative title) during registration.

    About Dr. Stafford Hood

    Stafford Hood is the Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education and Founding Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment ( in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also holds appointments as Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology. He has also served as the Associate Dean for Research and Research Education in the College of Education and Head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Previously he served as Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Psychology in Education in the College of Education at Arizona State University.

    Dr. Hood’s recent scholarly publications have primarily focused on culturally responsive evaluation, African American evaluators during the Pre-Brown v. Board of Education period, and the importance of culture/cultural context in program evaluation.  He has served as a program evaluation and testing consultant to the federal government, state governments, local school districts, universities, and private foundations as well as internationally in New Zealand and Ireland. He was inducted as a 2016 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, received the American Evaluation Association’s 2015 Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award and in 2014 an honorary appointment as Adjunct Professor in the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University (Dublin Ireland).

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