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Brandon Youker

Grand Valley State University
Assistant Professor
United States of America
Brandon W. Youker is an assistant professor of social work at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has his Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Evaluation and uses community-based learning as the signature pedagogy in his program evaluation courses. Furthermore, he does pro bono evaluation consulting particularly with non-profit music and arts programs. Dr. Youker is considered the foremost scholar on goal-free evaluation, a type of program evaluation where the evaluator conducts the evaluation without knowledge of or reference to the program’s goals and/or objectives.