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Reinhard Stockmann

Center for Evaluation (CEval)

Dr. Reinhard Stockmann is professor of sociology at Saarland University. He has been involved in evaluation research with a focus on theory and methodology for more than 30 years. He managed and conducted several hundred evaluation studies and has led numerous Evaluation Capacity Building projects in African, Asian and Latin American countries. Prof. Stockmann is the author of more than 30 books and 250 articles dealing with the subjects evaluation, quality management, development policy, vocational training, sociology etc. Many of his textbooks have been translated into several languages.

With the aim to further professionalize the field of evaluation, Prof. Stockmann founded the Center of Evaluation (CEval) at Saarland University in 2002, of which he is director. He is co-founder of the German ‘Society for Evaluation’ (DeGEval – Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V.), and was leader of the DeGEval research group “Evaluation and Development Policies” for 10 years. He is initiator and executive editor of “Zeitschrift für Evaluation” (‘Journal for Evaluation’) as well as the book series “Sozialwissenschaftliche Evaluationsforschung” (‘Evaluation Research in Social Sciences’) published by Waxmann Publishing.

Besides several further education programs in the field of evaluation, Prof. Stockmann founded the first (German-language) European study program “Master of Evaluation” (German-language) as well as the English-language further training course (2018) “Master of Evaluation” in a blended learning format and he is head of both. He has helped to establish additional master’s and further training programs in the field of evaluation at the universities of Uganda, Costa Rica and Ecuador. In his current research project he plans to map the institutionalization of evaluation in the countries on all continents. The case study volume Europe was published by Macmillan in 2020 the Americas volume will follow 2021.