FETTERMAN & ASSOCIATES
Evaluation Consultation Services
Fetterman & Associates help you to use evaluation and ethnography to accomplish your objectives. We provide constructive feedback, evaluation tools, useful insights, and credible results. In addition, we help you learn how to describe, monitor, evaluate, and improve your own performance.
OUR EVALUATION SERVICES
Fetterman & Associates offer a variety of services. They include: evaluations, ethnographies, workshops, grant writing, management coaching, and speaking engagements. Our primary areas include: health, education, and industry evaluations, including schools in academic distress, businesses, medical education, and tobacco prevention evaluations.
We have provided evaluation health-related services to clients, including Arkansas' Tobacco Prevention agencies, for over a decade. We help our clients produce real-world outcomes, ranging from CDC intervention areas to legislative mandates.
Fetterman & Associates use evaluation to help school districts improve school performance. We also help educational institutions, including Stanford's School of Medicine, prepare for accreditation review. In addition, Fetterman & Associates provide professional development training activities.
Our clients require high quality professional development to operate their programs, compete for funding, and serve their communities. We provide evaluation training programs, including empowerment evaluation, mixed methods, ethnography, qualitative methods, and educational technology.
OUR ETHNOGRAPHIC SERVICES
A Commercial Approach
Casey Family Programs
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Ministries of Health and Education
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Volunteers for America
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Tech sector specialty - strategic goals, evaluation, customer experience, B2B, community engagement
Real estate - rentals, Airbnb, home sales, accessory dwelling units, zoning, community involvement
Healthcare expertise - hospitals, medical schools, pharmacies, patients, communities, finance
Educational expertise - accreditation, assessment, evaluation, policy, classroom, districts, Boards of Education
Gifted and talented education
Dropouts and push-outs
Hospitals & auxiliary health care services
Ethnographic Honors & Elected Positions
Awards & Positions
American Anthropological Association's President Award
George and Louise Spindler Award
Ethnographic Evaluation Award
Fellow, American Anthropological Association
Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
Past-president, American Anthropological Association's Council on Anthropology and Education
We are working with Google on a number of evaluation fronts. Our efforts include: evaluation capacity building, computer science education evaluation, and using rubrics and technology in teaching and learning.
Recovery Cafe is a peer support center for people traumatized by homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges. We are helping them use empowerment evaluation to improve communication, organizational development, and the use of data to guide their decision making.
Arkansas Tobacco Prevention Initiative
We have been working in the area of tobacco prevention and cessation for over a decade. We work primarily with the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff's Minority Initiative Sub-recipient Grant Office and the Arkansas Department of Health. We are using CDC guidelines to help grantees monitor and evaluate their own programs. We report to the legislature and have had an impact on minority use of tobacco throughout the State.
"Dr. Fetterman has the unique talent of communicating high quality academic and experiential knowledge through his energetic yet simple, authentic, and personable presence. His work holds great promise for the development of our educational, social, health, and community programs through empowerment."
Thereza Penna Firme, Ph.D
Evaluation Coordinator, Evaluation, Center of Cesgranrio Foundation
Professor (retired) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"I wanted to send you both a quick note to let you know how helpful David Fetterman and his group has been to me and the department of surgery. He has facilitated a departmental retreat to talk about improving the clerkship, traveled to our non-Stanford sites to help with faculty training, and has always provided me with cumulative feedback and ideas on how we can continue to improve the clerkship. It has been an invaluable resource to me to have access to. David is always responsive to my requests and provides me with the data and input I need. I have found it helpful to discuss new ideas with him. I am glad that we have access to his service and expertise and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future."
Dr. Sherry Wren
Director of Clerkships
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Chair, Faculty Senate
Stanford University School of Medicine
Chief of General Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Administration, Palo Alto
"His style engenders confidence and provides an excellent mentoring/coaching collaboration focused on seeking successful outcomes. I was pleasantly surprised by his approach and its substantive contribution to the success of our programs."
Director, Knight Digital Media Center
USC Annenberg School for Communication
Empowerment Evaluation’s 21st Anniversary
EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING
We celebrated the 21st anniversary of empowerment evaluation at the American Evaluation Association. We have memorialized our comments and critiques in a special topic edition of Evaluation and Program Planning (E&PP). It presents the insights of luminaries in the field who have helped shape empowerment evaluation with their critiques, concerns, and congratulations. They included Drs. Steward Donaldson, Michael Scriven, Michael Patton, and Marvin Alkin. Their comments are illuminating, engaging, and presented in this special topic edition of E&PP.
25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Dr. Fetterman has received numerous awards for the quality of his work, as judged by his peers and independent boards. He received the Top Anthropologist of the Year Award 2019. The award was reported on ABC, CBS, and NBC media outlets. In addition, he has received the American Evaluation Association's highest honors, including the Lazarsfeld Award for outstanding contributions to theory and the Myrdal Award for evaluation practice. He has also received the American Educational Research Association's Distinguished Scholar Award, and the Mensa Education and Research Foundation Award for Excellence. He is listed in Who's Who in American Education, Science and Engineering, Science and Technology, Lifetime Achievement, and Who's Who in the World.
We work with a full range of clients from Google to local school districts and hospitals. We also inform you about a wide-variety of resources, including publications. Please contact us to create a productive evaluation plan of action.
EAST AND WEST COAST TEAMS
Fetterman & Associates is composed of productive, hands-on, teams operating throughout the United States and the world.