Christina Christie
Moore Hall 2320
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 825-8308

Christina Christie

Interim Wasserman Dean, School of Education and Information Studies


  • Interim Wasserman Dean, School of Education and Information Studies
  • Professor of Education

Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • 2011-2013, American Evaluation Association, Board Member at Large
  • 2004, American Evaluation Association, Marcia Guttentag Early Career Achievement Award
  • 1997-2000, Spencer Foundation Research and Training Doctoral Fellowship

Teaching & Research Interests

My work has three main foci:

  • Applied evaluation research studies
  • Research on evaluation practice
  • Theoretical analysis

I am committed to training educational scholars in mixed-methods, and evaluation and research methods. I am the former Chair of the Theories of Evaluation Division and the Research on Evaluation Division and now serve on the board of the American Evaluation Association (elected) as member at large (2011-2013).  I served as a section editor of the American Journal of Evaluation (2004-2009) and serve on the editorial board of Studies in Educational in Evaluation.

Select Publications

Select Recent Journal Publications

Christie, C.A. & Fierro, L. (2013). Evaluation policy to implementation: An examination of scientifically based research in practice. Studies in Educational Evaluation.

Christie, C.A. (2012). Advancing empirical scholarship to further develop evaluation theory and practice. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

Franke, T.M., Ho, T, & Christie, C.A. (2012). The chi-square test: Often used and more often misinterpreted. American Journal of Evaluation.

Alkin, M.C., Vo, A. & Christie, C.A. (2012). The evaluator’s role in valuing: Who and with whom. New Directions for Evaluation.

Christie, C.A. & Vo, A. (2011). Promoting diversity in the field of evaluation: Reflections on the first year of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation evaluation fellowship program.  American Journal of Evaluation, 32(4), 547-564.

Fierro, L. & Christie, C. A. (2011). Understanding evaluation training in schools and programs of public health.  American Journal of Evaluation, 32(3) 448-468.

Christie, C.A., & Fleischer, D. (2010). Insight into evaluation practice:  An analysis of evaluation studies published in North American evaluation focused journals. American Journal of Evaluation 31(3), 326-346.

Heberger, A., Christie, C.A., & Alkin, M. (2010). Understanding the influence of evaluation on other disciplines: A bibliometric analysis. American Journal of Evaluation 31(1), 24-44.


Select Book Chapters

Christie, C.A. & Alkin, M.C. (2012).  An evaluation theory tree.  In M.C. Alkin (Ed.),  Evaluation Roots (2nd Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Christie, C.A & Klein, B.M. (2009).  Developing a community of practice: Learning and transformation through evaluation.  In B. Cousins and K. Ryan (Eds.) International Handbook of Educational Evaluation.  Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Alkin. M.C., Christie, C.A. & Rose, M. (2006).  Communicating evaluation.  In I. Shaw, J. Greene & M. Mark (Eds.), Handbook of Evaluation.  London: Sage.


Edited Books

Fitzpatrick, J., Christie, C.A. & Mark, M. (Eds.) (2008).  Evaluation in Action: Interviews with Expert Evaluators.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Donaldson, S.I., Christie, C.A. & Mark, M. (Eds.) (2008).  What Counts as Credible Evidence in Evaluation and Evidence-based Practice? Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.