Key Professional Appointments

Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Evans, M., Teasdale, R. M., Gannon-Slater, N., Londe, P. G. L., Crenshaw, H. L., Greene, J. C., & Schwandt, T. A. (2019). How did that happen? Teachers' explanations for low test scores. Teachers College Record, 121(2).

Schwandt, T. A. (2019). Post-normal evaluation? Evaluation, 25(3), 317-329. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389019855501  link >

Evans, M., LaLonde, P., Gannon-Slater, N., Crenshaw, H., Teasdale, R., Green, J., & Schwandt, T. (2018). Beyond Matchmaking: Considering Aims for Teacher Data Use. In N. Barnes, & H. Fives (Eds.), Cases of Teachers' Data Use (pp. 112-127). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315165370-8  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2018). Acting together in determining value: A professional ethical responsibility of evaluators. Evaluation, 24(3), 306-317. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389018781362  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2018). Evaluative Thinking as a Collaborative Social Practice: The Case of Boundary Judgment Making. New Directions for Evaluation, 2018(158), 125-137. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.20318  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2018). This Is Your (My) Life. New Directions for Evaluation, 2018(157), 79-81. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.20301  link >

Gannon-Slater, N., La Londe, P. G., Crenshaw, H. L., Evans, M. E., Greene, J. C., & Schwandt, T. A. (2017). Advancing equity in accountability and organizational cultures of data use. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(4), 361-375. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEA-09-2016-0108  link >

Schwandt, T. A., & Gates, E. F. (2017). Case Study Methodology. In N. K. Denzin, & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research SAGE Publications Inc..

Schwandt, T. A. (2017). Professionalization, Ethics, and Fidelity to an Evaluation Ethos. American Journal of Evaluation, 38(4), 546-553. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214017728578  link >

Simon, B., Meyer, W., D’Errico, S., Schwandt, T., Lucks, D., Zhaoying, C., El-Saddik, K., Schneider, E., Taube, L., Anderson, S., & Ofir, Z. (2017). Evaluation: a missed opportunity in the SDGs’ first set of Voluntary National Reviews. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). http://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep17984

Schwandt, T. A. (2015). Evaluation Foundations Revisited: Cultivating a Life of the Mind for Practice. Stanford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1515/9780804795722  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2015). Reconstructing professional ethics and responsibility: Implications of critical systems thinking. Evaluation, 21(4), 462-466. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389015605199  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2015). The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry. (4 ed.) SAGE.

Schwandt, T. A. (2014). On the Mutually Informing Relationship Between Practice and Theory in Evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 35(2), 231-236. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214013503703  link >

Schwandt, T. A., & Cash, T. J. (2014). The Origins, Meaning, and Significance of Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. In L. Goodyear, E. Barela, J. Jewiss, & J. Usinger (Eds.), Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation: From Theory to Practice (pp. 3-24). Jossey-Bass Inc..

Schwandt, T. A. (2013). From the Editor. American Journal of Evaluation, 34(4), 463-464. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214013502939  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2013). International Perspectives on Evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 34(4), 567-568. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214013502938  link >

Dahler-Larsen, P., & Schwandt, T. A. (2012). Political culture as context for evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 2012(135), 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.20028  link >

Prewitt, K., Schwandt, T. A., & Straf, M. L. (Eds.) (2012). Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy. National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/13460  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2012). Quality, Standards and Accountability: An Uneasy Alliance. Education Inquiry, 3(2), 217-224. https://doi.org/10.3402/edui.v3i2.22029  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2012). Valuing methodological diversity. qualitative social work, 11(2), 125-129. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325011433928a  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2011). From the editor. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(2), 167. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214011402781  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2011). From the editor. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214010390920  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2011). From the Editor. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214011412907  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2010). From the editor. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(1), 7-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214009353150  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2009). Globalizing Influences on the Western Evaluation Imaginary. In K. E. Ryan, & J. B. Cousins (Eds.), The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation (pp. 19-36). SAGE Publications Inc.. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781452226606.n2  link >

Schwandt, T. (2009). Toward a Practical Theory of Evidence for Evaluation. In S. I. Donaldson, C. A. Christie, & M. M. Mark (Eds.), What counts as credible evidence in applied research and evaluation practice? (pp. 197-212). SAGE Publications Inc.. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412995634.d18  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2008). A Tribute to My Teacher. Qualitative Inquiry, 14(8), 1374-1376. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800408325270  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2008). Educating for intelligent belief in evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(2), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214008316889  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2008). In Memoriam: Egon Guba (1924—2008). American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214008321432  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2008). On learning to be a scholar: A tribute to my teacher. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 21(6), 547-549. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518390802488933  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2008). Remembering my Teacher. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3), 328-329. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214008321435  link >

Greene, J. C., Lipsey, M. W., Schwandt, T. A., Smith, N. L., & Tharp, R. G. (2007). Method choice: Five discussant commentaries. New Directions for Evaluation, 2007(113), 111-127. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.218  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). Expanding the conversation on evaluation ethics. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30(4), 400-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2007.06.002  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). First words. In B. Somekh, & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times (pp. 1-6). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203609156-6  link >

Schwandt, T. A., Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (2007). Judging interpretations: But is it rigorous? Trustworthiness and authenticity in naturalistic evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 2007(114), 11-25. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.223  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). On the Importance of Revisiting the Study of Ethics in Evaluation. Advances in Program Evaluation, 10, 117-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-7863(07)10008-9  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry. (3 ed.) Sage Publications.

Somekh, B., & Schwandt, T. A. (2007). Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203609156  link >

Schwandt, T. A., & Burgon, H. (2006). Evaluation and the Study of Lived Experience. In I. F. Shaw, J. C. Greene, & M. M. Mark (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation (pp. 99-117). SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781848608078.n4  link >

Schwandt, T. (2006). Opposition redirected. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19(6), 803-810. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518390600979323  link >

Schwandt, T. A., & Dahler-Larsen, P. (2006). When Evaluation Meets the ‘Rough Ground’ in Communities. Evaluation, 12(4), 496-505. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356389006073745  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2005). A Diagnostic reading of scientifically based research for education. Educational Theory, 55(3), 285-305.

Schwandt, T. A. (2005). On generating knowledge in service to society. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 28(2), 197-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/01406720500256269  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2005). On modeling our understanding of the practice fields. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 13(3), 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681360500200231  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2005). The centrality of practice to evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 26(1), 95-105. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214004273184  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2004). Evaluating Holistic Rehabilitation Praxis. Kommuneforlaget.

Schwandt, T. A., & Jang, E. E. (2004). Linking validity and ethics in language testing: Insights from the hermeneutic turn in social science. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 30(4), 265-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2004.11.001  link >

Haug, P., & Schwandt, T. A. (Eds.) (2003). Evaluating Educational Reforms: Scandinavian Perspectives. (Evaluation and Society). Information Age Pub.

Schwandt, T. A. (2003). ‘Back to the Rough Ground!’ Beyond Theory to Practice in Evaluation. Evaluation, 9(3), 353-364. https://doi.org/10.1177/13563890030093008  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2003). Linking Evaluation and Education: Enlightenment and Engagement. In P. Haug, & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Evaluating Educational Reforms: Scandinavian Perspectives (pp. 169-188). (Evaluation and Society). Information Age Pub..

Schwandt, T. A., & Schwandt, T. A. (2003). Notes on evaluating the ecology of rehabilitation praxis. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 5(1), 93-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/15017410309512613  link >

Ryan, K. E., & Schwandt, T. A. (Eds.) (2002). Exploring Evaluator Role Identity. (Evaluation and Society). Information Age Pub.

Schwandt, T. A. (2002). Evaluation Practice Reconsidered. (Counterpoints). Peter Lang.

Schwandt, T. A. (2002). Traversing the Terrain of Role, Identity, and Self. In K. E. Ryan, & T. A. Schwandt (Eds.), Exploring Evaluator Role Identity (Evaluation and Society). Information Age Pub..

Abma, T. A., Greene, J. C., Karlsson, O., Ryan, K., Schwandt, T. A., & Widdershoven, G. A. M. (2001). Dialogue on Dialogue. Evaluation, 7(2), 164-180. https://doi.org/10.1177/135638900100700202  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2001). A Postscript on Thinking about Dialogue. Evaluation, 7(2), 264-276. https://doi.org/10.1177/135638900100700210  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2001). Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry. (2 ed.) Sage Publications.

Schwandt, T. A. (2001). Responsiveness and everyday life. New Directions for Evaluation, 2001(92), 73-88. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.36  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2001). Understanding Dialogue as Practice. Evaluation, 7(2), 228-237. https://doi.org/10.1177/13563890122209658  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2000). Further diagnostic thoughts on what ails evaluation practice. American Journal of Evaluation, 21(2), 225-229. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821400002100211  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2000). Meta-analysis and everyday life: The good, the bad, and the ugly. American Journal of Evaluation, 21(2), 213-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821400002100209  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (2000). Three epistemological stances for qualitative inquiry: Interpretivism, hermeneutics, and social constructionism. In N. K. Denzin, & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research (2 ed., pp. 189-213). SAGE Publications Inc..

Schwandt, T. A. (1999). On understanding understanding. Qualitative Inquiry, 5(4), 451-464. https://doi.org/10.1177/107780049900500401  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1998). Commentary: Moral Demands and Strong Evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 19(2), 227-229. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821409801900207  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1998). Editor's notes. New Directions for Evaluation, 1998(77), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.1091  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (Ed.) (1998). Scandinavian Perspectives on the Evaluator's Role in Informing Social Policy. New Directions for Evaluation, (77).

Schwandt, T. A. (1998). The interpretive review of educational matters: Is there any other kind? Review of Educational Research, 68(4), 409-412. https://doi.org/10.3102/00346543068004409  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1997). Evaluation as practical hermeneutics. Evaluation, 3(1), 69-83. https://doi.org/10.1177/135638909700300105  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1997). Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms. Sage Publications.

Schwandt, T. A. (1997). Reading the "problem of evaluation" in social inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 3(1), 4-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/107780049700300101  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1997). The landscape of values in evaluation: Charted terrain and unexplored territory. New Directions for Evaluation, 1997(76), 25-39. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.1085  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1996). Farewell to criteriology. Qualitative Inquiry, 2(1), 58-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/107780049600200109  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1994). Constructivist, interpretivist approaches to human inquiry. In N. K. Denzin, & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research (pp. 118-137). SAGE Publications Inc..

Jinkerson, D. L., Cummings, O. W., Neisendorf, B. J., & Schwandt, T. A. (1992). A case study of methodological issues in cross-cultural evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 15(3), 273-285. https://doi.org/10.1016/0149-7189(92)90092-9  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1992). Better living through evaluation? Images of progress shaping evaluation practice. Evaluation Practice, 13(2), 135-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0886-1633(05)80006-6  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1992). Better Living Through Evaluation? Images of Progress Shaping Evaluation Practice. American Journal of Evaluation, 13(2), 135-144. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821409201300206  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1992). Constructing appropriate and useful metaevaluative frameworks. Further reflections on the ECAETC audit experience. Evaluation and Program Planning, 15(1), 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/0149-7189(92)90067-5  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1990). Defining "quality" in evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 13(2), 177-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/0149-7189(90)90046-Y  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1990). Editorial assuring evaluation quality. Evaluation and Program Planning, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/0149-7189(90)90045-X  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1989). Evaluating the Medical Humanities. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 1(3), 122-127. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401338909539395  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1989). Recapturing Moral Discourse in Evaluation. Educational Researcher, 18(8), 11-17. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X018008011  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1989). SOLUTIONS TO THE PARADIGM CONFLICT:: Coping with Uncertainty. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 17(4), 379-407. https://doi.org/10.1177/089124189017004001  link >

Schwandt, T. A. (1989). The Politics of Verifying Trustworthiness in Evaluation Auditing. American Journal of Evaluation, 10(4), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821408901000405  link >

Schwandt, T. A., & Halpern, E. S. (Eds.) (1988). Linking Auditing and Meta-Evaluation: Enhancing Quality in Applied Research. (Applied Social Research Methods; Vol. 11). Sage Publications.

Alexander, J., O'neill, K., Shader, K., Schwandt, T., & Cummings, O. (1986). Evaluation '85: Reactions from Business and Industry. American Journal of Evaluation, 7(2), 65-67. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821408600700211  link >

Cummings, O., Schwandt, T., Alexander, J., & Bramlett, M. (1985). Evaluation '84: A Business Perspective. American Journal of Evaluation, 6(1), 51-53. https://doi.org/10.1177/109821408500600111  link >

Pershing, J. A., Sitlington, P. L., & Schwandt, T. A. (1984). South Central Indiana job training plan : program years 1985/86. Education and Manpower Research Associates.

Adomatis, D. B., Vanderhoff, M., & Schwandt, T. A. (1981). Former students' perceptions of their consumer and homemaking education courses. Vocational Education Services, Indiana University.

Steenhausen, N. E., Drucker, E. H., Schwandt, T. A., Michael, N., & Fields, C. A. (1981). Implementation of a regional communications and planning model. Vocational Education Services, Dept. of Vocational Education, Indiana University.

Pershing, J. A., & Schwandt, T. A. (1980). A schema for recruiting and selecting secondary vocational education students. Dept. of Vocational Education, School of Education, Indiana University.

Pershing, J. A., & Schwandt, T. A. (1980). Vocational education student recruitment and selection practices in Indiana : methodology and findings. Dept. of Vocational Education, School of Education, Indiana University.

Profile Picture for Thomas A. Schwandt

Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology



Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Update Your Profile Refresh Your Profile View Experts Profile