Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
190 Children's Research Center
51 E. Gerty
Champaign, IL 61820
Key Professional Appointments
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
Awards, Honors, Associations
Lazarsfeld Award, American Evaluation Association, 1988 - 2013
Honorary Doctorate, honoris causa, Uppsala University, 1994 - 1994
Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar Program, Fulbright Program
Research & Service
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 Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Stake, R., Bresler, L., & Mabry, L. (1991). Customs and cherishing: The arts in elementary schools Urbana, IL: National Arts Education Research Center.
Stake, R. (1986). Quieting reform: Social science and social action in an urban youth program Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Stake, R. (1974). Program evaluation: Particularly responsive evaluation. New Trends in Evaluation, Report #35, pp 1-20 Gothenburg, Sweden: Institute of Education, University of Gothenburg.
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