Asma Ali, PhD
Founder and Principal Consultant,
AA & Associates, LLC
Dr. Ali’s work includes developing and implementing strategic evaluation plans to support evidence-based decision-making that advances organization and program goals. Employing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches, she specializes in culturally responsive, participatory, and utilization-focused measurement of learning, behavioral, and systems change. An AEA Graduate Education Diversity Initiative Alumna (2008-9), she has also served on AEA's Culturally Responsive Evaluation Committee, is a founder and co-Chair of the Health Professions Topical Interest Group, and served as Program Chair for the LaRed Topical Interest Group. She is a frequent invited speaker at national conferences on evaluation and measurement topics. Dr. Ali has also served as an adjunct professor teaching evaluation, design-based inquiry, and research methods courses.
Rebecca Teasdale, PhD
Rebecca Teasdale & Associates, LLC
Dr. Teasdale’s evaluation practice focuses on STEM education programs in informal and formal learning contexts, particularly programs that aim to foster equity in STEM learning. She has evaluated projects in libraries, museums, afterschool programs, and universities, as well as professional development initiatives in the US and internationally. As an evaluation methodologist, she investigates the valuing process, with an emphasis on the selection and application of evaluative criteria. Her research builds an empirically supported, descriptive theory of valuing and develops methods for specifying endogenous and individualized evaluative criteria. Dr. Teasdale also teaches graduate-level evaluation courses as an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Evaluation Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR)
Committed to evaluative work in service of equity, Ada supports organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean monitor, evaluate, and learn from projects, programs, and strategies working towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Her resolve for supporting organizations that work to improve outcomes for underserved populations led her to get her MPH from Columbia University.Ada has worked in research, data management, strategic planning, and evaluation in New York and Chicago. She also has a BA from the University of Chicago in Psychology with a Minor in Human Rights. Outside of work, Ada is happy spending her days exploring Chicago’s neighborhoods and the beauty of Lake Michigan.