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Michael Patton

Founder and Director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Michael Quinn Patton has been an IPDET instructor since the program’s beginning in 2000. He is author of 8 major evaluation books including 4th editions of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods. Other books include Practical Evaluation; Creative Evaluation; Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use; Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE; Facilitating Evaluation: Principles in Practice; and Blue Marble Evaluation for Global Systems Transformation.