Eva Witesman

Eva Witesman

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Office: 771 TNRB
Phone: 801-422-6536
Email: eva_witesman@byu.edu

Biography:

Eva M. Witesman, Ph.D. is an expert in strategic planning and evidence-based innovation, including a full range of quantitative and qualitative program evaluation tools, techniques and practices. Dr. Witesman focuses her work on the public and nonprofit sectors, seeking to improve public outcomes through data-informed management.

Through her faculty appointment in the BYU MPA program, Dr. Witesman provides pro-bono evaluation and analysis services to select community partners. For more information, please contact Dr. Witesman by e-mail through the contact link provided on this page.

Group Affiliations:

  • American Evaluation Association 2016
  • American Society for Public Administration 2009
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action 2009
  • Public Management Research Association 2009

Selected Publications:

Awards:

  • Stewart Grow Research Fellowship , Marriott School of Management , 2016
  • Teacher of the Year , MPA Student Association (MPAA) , 2015
  • Research Fellow , Ballard Center , 2011
  • Teacher of the Year , MPA Student Association (MPAA) , 2009

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certificate of Fund Raising Management Center on Philanthropy 2004

Professional Citizenship:

  • Utah State Division of Substance Abuse Evidence-Based Workgroup Committee/Council Member 2013
  • Utah Government Auditors Association Guest Speaker November, 2016 - November, 2016
  • National Governor's Association Guest Speaker September, 2015 - September, 2015
  • Salt Lake Community Network Guest Speaker May, 2015 - May, 2015
  • Northern Utah Association of Government Accountants Guest Speaker November, 2014 - November, 2014
  • UTAH OPS Conference Guest Speaker September, 2014 - September, 2014

Consulting:

  • Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget — Provide consultation and training on topics related to performance measurement and program evaluation, including development of a roadmap for statewide adoption of evidence-based practice. January, 2014 - December, 2016
  • Utah Department of Health — Provided consultation on performance measure and program evaluation concepts generally. December, 2014 - December, 2014
  • National Governor's Association — Discussed statewide initiatives on evidence-based practice and potential models and opportunities for encouraging evidence-based practice in state governments. October, 2014 - October, 2014
  • Utah Department of Technology Services — Provided consultation on evaluation and reporting of technological security efforts provided by DTS to state government. September, 2014 - September, 2014

Presentations:

  • Transformative travel: Measuring study abroad activities and outcomes - National Recreation and Parks Association - Leisure Research Symposium - 2014
  • Nonprofits and Toll goods: How the Nature of Goods Explains the Third Sector. - - Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference - 2013
  • Public Service Motivation, Public Service Ethos and Public Service Values: A Comparison. - - Public Service Motivation Research Conference - 2013
  • Public Values and the Public's Expectations of Government. - - Public Management Research Conference - 2013
  • American giving in times of disaster: Disaster giving following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan - - ARNOVA - 2012
  • Nonprofit collaboration and the resurrection of market failure: How a resource sharing environment can suppress social objectives - - ARNOVA - 2012
  • Public Service Values: A new approach to the study of motivation in the public sphere - - Public Value Consortium Biennial Workshop - 2012
  • Public Service Value Trade-offs in Cross-Sector Public Decisions - - Creating Public Value - 2012
  • American Individual Giving to Support Haiti - - ARNOVA - 2011
  • Applying Network and Collaborative Management Theories to Disaster Volunteer Management - - ARNOVA - 2011