Dr. Gregory Phillips II, Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) research program, has been officially elected Co-Chair of the LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group (TIG) for the American Evaluation Association (AEA).
Dr. Phillips is an established leader in LGBTQ+ Evaluation methodology and practice. His work has earned him recognition as the sole Affiliate Researcher of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) with an LGBTQ+ focus. In addition, he currently serves as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation, and as Program Chair for the AEA Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group.
Through his work as head of the EDIT program and the Evaluation Center in particular, Dr. Phillips’ leadership has allowed him to advance the inclusion of LGBTQ+ voices and emphasize LGBTQ+ cultural competency in the field of Evaluation, both in theory and in his own research. As Co-Chair of the LGBT TIG, Dr. Phillips will continue this vital work, including at the 2019 American Evaluation Association Conference, where he and his team will offer trainings on LGBTQ+ cultural competency and community agency empowerment to evaluation professionals from across the country.
To learn more about Dr. Phillips, EDIT, and the Evaluation Center’s work, check out the links above and follow @EDITatNU on Twitter.