David M Fetterman
- Ph.D., Educational and Medical Anthropology, Stanford University
David is the President & CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consultation firm. He has 25 years of experience at Stanford University. At Stanford, he served as a member of administration, Consulting Professor of Education and the Director of the MA Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program, and Director of Evaluation in the School of Medicine. He has also served in various capacities, including: co-Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center; Professor of Business and Leadership at the University of Charleston; Visting Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University; Professor of Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; and Collaborating Professor, Colegio de Postgraduadors, Mexico. He was formerly Professor and Research Director at the California Institute of Integral Studies; Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research; and a Senior Associate and Project Director at RMC Research Corporation. Dr. Fetterman is a past-president of the American Evaluation Association and current chair of the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation division. He has conducted research and evaluation projects in 16 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States. He has also lived on a kibbutz, and trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp with his family. David works in the fields of educational evaluation, medical education, ethnography, educational technology, policy analysis, and focuses on programs for dropouts and gifted and talented education. He is the founder of empowerment evaluation, a self-help evaluation approached designed to help people help themselves and produce desired outcomes. He is currently serving as an empowerment evaluator or critical friend on an initiative to help eliminate tuberculosis in India, stop or prevent smoking in Arkansas, and improve education in China.