Senior Evaluation Specialist
Kimberly Norris has extensive experience managing and conducting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods evaluations, as well as evaluation using online data systems, data quality assessments, systems in evaluation designs, and participatory evaluation facilitation. Dr. Norris has designed and conducted evaluations for projects in the health, food security, agriculture, environment, youth development, education, entrepreneurship, and organizational development sectors. She has worked with communities in the U.S. to develop and implement broadly distributed nutrition behavior change evaluations nationally, and regionally in New England and the Mid Atlantic. Dr. Norris supported HIV/AIDS and youth development evaluation designs in Swaziland; designed and reviewed food and income security evaluations in the U.S. and South Africa; developed ecological monitoring plans in Madagascar and Costa Rica; and supported evidence-based policy changes through evaluations for Extension organizations and overseas Peace Corps offices in Central and South America and Eastern Europe. Dr. Norris has trained monitoring and evaluation specialists across the U.S., Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Dr. Norris finds joy working across diverse sectors and cultures to establish and build capacity for evaluation communities of practice that connect evaluators. She’s been a member of AEA since 2005 and part of the Systems Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG) since its inception. Dr. Norris received a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in 1999, focusing on the impacts of social mammalian behavior on population dynamics under differing climatic conditions. She received her Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Conservation and Management from the University of Florida.