Coordinator and Associate in Program Evaluation
1205F Stone Building
Dr. Linda Schrader has twenty years of experience in directing and conducting research and evaluation studies for state and federal education and human service organizations throughout the United States. These studies encompassed many disciplines including education, health and human services, and library studies. In particular, her work has focused on developing evaluation strategies for agencies serving individuals with disabilities. Her contracts included developing and implementing evaluations for the Florida Division of Blind Services and the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. She served as the Lead Evaluator in federal lawsuits designed to remedy deficiencies in the quality of services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities in Texas and Tennessee. Previously, she worked for the Florida Legislature in the development of model technology schools.
She also has presented several workshops and professional training seminars that assist individuals to better understand the process for building evaluation initiatives into their organizations. Some of the topics offered include the development of outcome evaluation systems, designing practical data collection systems, and using evaluation results for management decisions.
Dr. Schrader has published numerous evaluation and research reports for program directors, state legislatures and the federal courts. Currently, she directs the graduate education program in program evaluation at Florida State University.