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Research Associate Natalie Wilson accepts position on OPEG board

M.C. Tilton
July 6, 2016

Natalie Wilson, research associate at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has accepted a position as a Member-At-Large on the Ohio Program Evaluator’s Group (OPEG) board.  OPEG is a regional organization of evaluators across many agencies, institutions and sectors who gather to pool problem-solving ideas and improve the overall quality of the evaluation field.

The methodologies used in evaluation are similar to social research, but evaluation takes place in an organizational context requiring group skills, management abilities, inclusivity of stakeholders and other special skills.

“Being part of this group will allow me to connect with and learn from evaluators across the state,” Wilson said.

Wilson is particularly looking forward to the Summer Statistics workshop, where attendees have the opportunity to learn to utilize statistics from an evaluation-specific point of view. Her main focus as a research associate at the Voinovich School is quantitative and qualitative analysis.

 “I hope to provide input based on the experience I have gained from the Voinovich School, and to represent the unique evaluation challenges faced in Appalachian Ohio,” Wilson said. “I’m excited to begin my term - I’m sure it will lead to a deeper understanding of evaluation with new friendships along the way.”

Wilson will begin her three-year term on the OPEG board in August 2016.