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Dr. Mindelyn Anderson Joins American University as Program Director for Online MS in Measurement and Evaluation

American University is pleased to announce the appointment of our new online Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation and Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation Program Director, Dr. Mindelyn Anderson.

“I am honored to direct a program targeted toward working professionals who are eager to apply evaluative approaches to meet organizational imperatives and client needs. Whether engaged in international or domestic U.S. work, our program equips professionals with evaluation foundations, methods, tools, leadership skills, and practical competencies to advance in their current careers or transition into a new field.” - Mindelyn Anderson, Ph.D.

About Dr. Mindelyn Anderson

Dr. Anderson comes to American University with a background in social science research, teaching, and evaluation practice. More recently, she completed a Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Fellowship at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Her previous professional experiences include appointments as Honors Faculty in Residence and Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northeastern University and fellowships at American Institutes for Research and Mathematica Policy Research.

For over a decade, Dr. Anderson has taught social science research methods and capstone courses, conducted sociological research on inequality and stratification, race and migration, and social mobility, and conducted evaluations with community-based, regional, national and international non-profit, for-profit, and educational organizations. Dr. Anderson’s scholarship has been supported by sponsors including the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. Her utilization-focused, participatory evaluation practice is informed by Culturally-Responsive Evaluation and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral components of high-quality evaluation.

She earned her doctorate in Sociology from The Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Sociology with minors in Anthropology and Policy Studies from UCLA.

About the Online Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation Program

The online MS in Measurement and Evaluation program was strategically constructed with the collaboration of our expert advisory council to offer a learning experience that tailors to the key core competencies, best-practice standards, and industry trends needed to become a successful evaluator.

The program consists of 12 courses and 36 credit hours and can be completed online in just 24 months. Courses cover subjects including evaluation approaches and designs, qualitative and quantitative methods, emerging trends in evaluation sciences, and more. Upon completion, students will enhance not only their analytical skills, but their business and consulting skills to advance into evaluation leadership. A 4-course, 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation option is also available.

Align your education to the immediate and future industry needs with the Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation from American University. Learn more now, or call 855-725-7614.