Professor Emeritus of Education Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, 1998 - present
Professor Education, University of Illinois, 1965 - 1998
Director of CIRCE Bureau of Educational Research, University of Illinois, 1975 - 1997
Associate Professor Education, University of Illinois, 1963 - 1965
Assistant and Associate Professor Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, 1958 - 1963
Ph.D., Psychology, Princeton University, 1958
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, 1954
B.A., Mathematics, University of Nebraska, 1950
Lazarsfeld Award American Evaluation Association, 1988 - 2013
Honorary Doctorate, honoris causa Uppsala University, 1994 - 1994
Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar Program Fulbright Program,
My past efforts have focused on program evaluation theory and practice, and qualitative research methods including case study.
I am currently involved in performance assessment in New York City schools and the evaluation of training in the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Since 1975 I have been director of the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE). Once a specialist in psychometrics and instructional research, my present orientation is naturalistic or ethnographic field study, particularly of the classroom. In 1998 I retired from the University of Illinois but continue to teach and head CIRCE.
Stake, R. (2000) A modest commitment to the promotion of democracy New Directions in Evaluations 85, 95-107
Stake, R. (1995) The Art of Case Study Research.. Sage: Thousand Oaks
Stake, R., Bresler, L., & Mabry, L. (1991) Customs and cherishing: The arts in elementary schools.. National Arts Education Research Center: Urbana, IL
Stake, R. (1986) Quieting reform: Social science and social action in an urban youth program.. University of Illinois Press: Urbana
Stake, R. (1974) Program evaluation: Particularly responsive evaluation. New Trends in Evaluation, Report #35, pp 1-20.. Institute of Education, University of Gothenburg: Gothenburg, Sweden
Principal Investigator Evaluation of the APPEALS Training, U.S. Department Veterans Administration (Leads Corporation), 1998 - 2002
Principal Investigator Evaluation of the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center, 1999 - 2000
Vice President Division D, Measurement and Research Methodology, American Educational Research Association, 1970 - 1970
Vice President Principal Officer of Division B, Curriculum Studies, American Educational Research Association, 1968 - 1968