The Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) is internationally renowned and helps guide Claremont Graduate University’s wide range of professional evaluation services, professional development training, and certificate, master’s, and doctoral programs in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods.

Home to many renowned scholars and practitioners in the field of evaluation, the CEC offers a range of business services, including evaluation, program design/redesign, needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation training, and capacity building, as well as a wide range of management consulting and coaching services. The center also organizes the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship program, e-Learning Initiatives in consultation with UNICEF and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Annual Claremont Professional Development Workshops in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI), the Evaluation & Society Books Series, and much more.

The Claremont Evaluation Center has offices in Claremont, California; New York (directed by Deborah Rugg); and Washington, D.C. (in collaboration with EnCompass LLC). The D.C. office houses The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI), directed by Tarek Azzam. Members of CEC faculty and senior staff have published extensively in the applied research and evaluation literature and have been principal investigators on numerous research and evaluation grants and contracts. Stewart Donaldson serves as Executive Director, with Michael Scriven as Co-Director and Tarek Azzam and Tiffany Berry serving as Associate Directors.

For more information about CEC services and training opportunities, email