Donald B. Yarbrough

Donald B. Yarbrough

Director, University of Iowa Center for Evaluation and Assessment
Associate Director of Evaluation, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

210C Lindquist Center
Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
Iowa City, IA 52242
d-yarbrough@uiowa.edu
319-335-5567 (phone)
319-284-0505 (fax)

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., Kearney, J. M., Hollingworth, L., Moody, V., & 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, Denver, CO.
  • 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, Denver, CO.
  • 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, Denver.
  • 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, Orlando, FL.
  • 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, Orlando, FL.
  • Yarbrough, D. B. (2009). Evaluation Accountability and Metaevaluation. Presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
  • 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, Denver, CO.
  • 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, Denver, CO.
  • 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, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • 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, Chicago, IL.

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).