Donald B. Yarbrough

Donald B. Yarbrough


144 Lindquist Center
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Iowa City, IA 52242
d-yarbrough@uiowa.edu
319-335-5567 (phone)

Joint Appointments

  • Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, 1982
  • M.A. in Germanic Languages and Linguistics, University of Kentucky, 1973
  • B.A. in English Literature with honors, Hendrix College, 1971

Expertise

  • Program Evaluation
  • Educator Performance Evaluation
  • (Meta)Evaluation of Evaluation Systems
  • Evaluation Standards

Teaching Interests

  • Evaluation

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Educational Measurement and Statistics, Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations (Joint appointment in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies) University of Iowa
  • Associate Director of Evaluation, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Associate Professor, Educational Measurement and Statistics (Joint appointment in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies) University of Iowa
  • Associate Dean, College of Education, The University of Iowa
  • Director, Office of Evaluation and Assessment
  • Human Services Training Specialist II: Consultant for Evaluation and Research, Office of Continuing Social Work Education, University of Georgia

Professional Activities and Membership

  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Evaluation Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Iowa Academy of Education
  • Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association
  • Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation
  • National Council on Measurement in Education

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • Multicultural Educator of the Year
  • Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award
  • Gambrinus Lectureship
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowship
  • University of Iowa Excellence in Teaching Award

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Stern, F., Yoon, H., Yarbrough, D. B., Okcay, M., & Oztekin, B. U. (2012). Hands-on integrated CFD educational interface for introductory fluid mechanics. International Journal of Aerodynamics, 2(3/4), 339-370.
  • Waltman, K., Wolter, E., Yarbrough, D. B., Carline, J., & Krupat, E. (2009). Defining and describing medical learning communities: Results of a national survey. Academic Medicine, 84(11), 1549-1156.
  • Wade, R., & Yarbrough, D. B. (2007). Service Learning in the social studies: civic outcomes of the 3rd-12th grade CiviConnections Program. Theory and Research in Social Education, 35(3), 366-392.
  • Yarbrough, D. B., Shuhla, L. M., & Caruthers, F. (2004). Background and history of the Joint Committee's Program Evaluation Standards. New Directions for Evaluation, 104, 15-30.

Books and Book Chapters


Selected Presentations

  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2014, October). Defining and Assessing STEM Assets. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2014, October). Key Features of the Expanded Program Model in Evaluating K-12 Teacher Professional Development. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Kearney, J. M., Yarbrough, D. B., & Fillpot, E. (2014, October). Using the Expanded Program Model to Evaluate the Bringing History Home Projects. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Moody, V. R., Yarbrough, D. B., & Crabtree, A. (2014, October). Using the Expanded Program Model, the Expanded Evaluation Model, and the Program Evaluation Standards to Metaevaluate the Our Kids Project. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Moody, V. R., & Yarbrough, D. B. (2014, October). Using the Program Evaluation Standards to Guide Evaluation Capacity Development in the NIH-Funded CTSA Program. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B., Kearney, J. M., Hollingworth, L., Moody, V. R., & Winn, K. M. (2014, October 16). Using Extended Program Models (EPM) and Expanded Logic Models (ELM) to Integrate Complex Systems and Program Theories in Teacher Professional Development Evaluation. Presented at the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2010, May 2). History of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation and the Student Evaluation Standards. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Hopson, R., & Yarbrough, D. B. (2010, May 2). Introducing the Program Evaluation Standard, 3rd Edition. SIG Research on Evaluation. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2009). Clinical and Translational Science Awards: Evaluation Approaches and Dimensions of Quality. Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2009). Accuracy in an Evaluation of Teacher Professional Development. Presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2009). Evaluation Accountability and Metaevaluation. Presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2008). Evaluation programs, projects and subprojects: Responding to complexity in CTSA Evaluations. Presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B., Caruthers, F., Hopson, R., & Shulha, L. (2008). Stakeholder contributions to the development of the PgES3. Presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, .
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2008). National hearing on the Program Evaluation Standards, 3rd Edition. Presented at the Presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, .
  • Chapman, M., & Yarbrough, D. B. (2007). Comparative Case Studies of the Effects of Teacher Professional Development in Disadvantaged Preschool Students' Emergent Literacy Growth. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, .

Selected Contracts and Grants

  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Iowa Biosciences Advantage Evaluation Component Subcontract (5 years)," Sponsored by NIH, Federal Government, $140000.00. (February, 2008–February, 2013).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Clinical and Translational Science Award, Gary Hunninghake, PI; Don Yarbrough, lead evaluator (Evaluation subcontract total $250K plus two staff positions in Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, total award $35 million)," Sponsored by NIH, Federal Government, $250000.00. (September, 2007–September, 2012).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Bringing History Home, Cedar Rapids, Evaluation subcontract for 4 years," Sponsored by US Department of Education, Teaching American History Program, Federal Government, $160000.00. (June, 2008–May, 2012).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation of Math Science Partnership (Seaman)," Sponsored by NSF, State pass-through, Federal Government, $50000.00. (June, 2008–May, 2011).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation Contract for Math Science Partnership (Soldat)," Sponsored by Grant Wood AEA, $40000.00. (June, 2006–May, 2010).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation Contract for The Grant Wood AEA History Institutes," Sponsored by Washington (IA) Community School District, $113400.00. (July, 2006–June, 2009).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation Contract for the Teacher Quality Enhancement Program," Sponsored by Iowa Department of Education, State & Local, $150000.00. (April, 2006–December, 2008).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Subcontract for evaluation of federally funded gifted and talented programs: Belin Blank Center," Sponsored by Various foundations and federal agencies, $121000.00. (October, 2005–December, 2008).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation of collaboration and communication between NEA and NCATE and NEA and the NBPTS," Sponsored by National Education Association, Federal Government, $40000.00. (November, 2007–June, 2008).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation Contract of the Our Kids III program," Sponsored by Iowa Department of Education, State & Local, $93000.00. (July, 2006–June, 2008).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation Contract, Iowa Biosciences Advantage Project," Sponsored by NIH, Federal Government, $150000.00. (January, 2003–January, 2008).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation of Our Kids II Subcontract," Sponsored by Iowa Department of Education, State & Local, $90000.00. (July, 2006–December, 2007).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation of Geriatric Fellowship Program," Sponsored by NIH/HRSA, Federal Government, $52000.00. (October, 2004–October, 2007).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Bringing History Home II," Sponsored by The US Department of Education Teach American History Project, Subcontract with Washington Community Public Schools, Federal Government, $235000.00. (October, 2003–October, 2007).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Learning Through History," Sponsored by The US Department of Education Teach American History Project, subcontract with Mississippi Bend AEA, Federal Government, $80000.00. (October, 2003–October, 2006).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "The Early Literacy Project," Sponsored by Subcontract with Mississippi Bend AEA, US Department of Education, $95000.00. (October, 2003–October, 2006).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation Contract for the Our Kids Project," Sponsored by Iowa State Department of Education, State & Local, $49500.00. (May, 2004–June, 2005).
  • Yarbrough, Donald B. (Principal Investigator), "Evaluation of Iowa Geriatric Consortium Training Programs," Sponsored by Reynolds Foundation & HRSA, $82000.00. (July, 2003–June, 2005).