Eva Witesman

Eva Witesman

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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


  • 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

BYU Citizenship

  • Learn Do Become Advisory Board Committee/Council Member January, 2019
  • BYU Faculty Advisory Council (Research Committee) Committee/Council Chair September, 2018
  • BYU GoodMeasure Program Chair/Coordinator September, 2018

Professional Citizenship

  • Journal of Public Adminsitration Research and Theory Editorial Review Board Member January, 2019
  • Academy of Management Public/Nonprofit Division Officer (specify in Other) August, 2017
  • American Review of Public Administration Editorial Review Board Member April, 2015
  • 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


  • 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