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Maurice Samuels

Senior Evaluation Officer

Maurice supports the monitoring and evaluation activities at the Foundation and collaborates with staff and leadership to frame the Foundation’s evaluation activities. He also provides technical assistance and contributes to staff’s use of program evaluation.

Prior to joining the Foundation Maurice was a Lead Evaluation and Research Associate at Outlier Research & Evaluation at the University of Chicago. He led several of Outlier’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program evaluations in education and was a co-principal investigator of an evaluation research project funded by the National Science Foundation, through which he and his colleagues engaged in a full-scale study aimed at further developing instruments to study mathematics and science curriculum.

Maurice earned his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on research and evaluation methods. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana, where he earned a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Art.

Maurice is an active member of the American Evaluation Association where he has served on working groups and in leadership roles. Currently he is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Evaluation, the Association’s quarterly publication.

Maurice Samuels works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Climate Solutions

Criminal Justice

MacArthur Fellows

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