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Dianne Gardner Renn
Biographical Information

I teach educational leadership PK12 and Higher Education at Illinois State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois State, I served in early childhood special education then as an instructor at Alverno College, a pioneering institution in postsecondary assessment where I directed partnership grants with Milwaukee Public Schools.  Since that time, I have served as an evaluator and evaluation consultant to over 50 grant projects that include collaborative P20 partnerships. I received my doctorate in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis where I studied higher education, collaborative adult learning, professional development, assessment, and evaluation. My current research interests include formative assessment in PK12 and postsecondary education and evaluation of collaborative professional learning systems. I currently serve as a program evaluator for state- and federally-funded programs.   I am co-author of When to Use What Research Design and Selecting the Right Analysis for Your Data.