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Bowman-Farrell receives service award from American Evaluation Association

November 23, 2018

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) recognized eight individuals and one team for their outstanding dedication to, and practice in, the evaluation field.

Among the eight individuals recognized Nov. 2 was UW-Madison alumna Nicole Bowman-Farrell, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in 2015.

Bowman-Farrell, who was the first indigenous woman to receive a Ph.D. from ELPA, now serves as a culturally responsive evaluation specialist with the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).

Bowman-Farrell’s work highlights multi-jurisdictional educational systems and examines how tribal and non-tribal educational policy is developed and implemented. She is recognized for her culturally responsive work and her mission to “work with people, not on them.” This has led her to represent AEA on the International Work Group and in EvalPartners’ global initiative to connect international evaluation networks.

Bowman-Farrell is also the founder and president of Bowman Performance Consulting, a nationally acclaimed evaluation center in Shawano, Wisconsin.

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