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Kandaki Tech, LLC. 

EvalCRE is the first project from Kandaki Tech, LLC.  Kandaki Tech is an application and responsive website development company. We create sites and products to positively educate and impact marginalized and vulnerable groups in the United States.  EvalCRE was co-created by Drs. Pamela Frazier-Anderson and Stafford Hood (1952-2023) to bring you the most accurate and relevant resources in the field of culturally responsive evaluation.


Meet the Founders of EvalCRE

Pamela Frazier-Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Frazier-Anderson received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in School Psychology. She is also a graduate of Spelman College.  While at Arizona State University, Dr. Frazier-Anderson had the honor of being the first "minted" doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Stafford Hood (1952-2023), Founder of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment and Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education/Curriculum & Instruction Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 

Dr. Frazier-Anderson is one of the creators of the ACESAS, which is a method for conducting culturally responsive program evaluations in educational settings. She was first appointed and then elected to serve as the Co-Chair of the Research on Evaluation Special Interest Group (RoE SIG) of the American Educational Research Association, and is a former Program Chair for the Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association.

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Stafford Hood, Ph.D.

Dr. Hood’s research has influenced the field of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) in education by extending the logic of cultural responsiveness from pedagogy and educational assessment to evaluation. His work provided the historical framework that created a bridge between culturally responsive assessment to culturally responsive evaluation. The field of CRE has been influenced by Dr. Hood’s funded research, his professional collaborations, and his written work, all of which have guided the writings of numerous authors within the American Evaluation Association. The work of Hood and his collaborators has refined the conceptualization and applications of CRE, helping expand the field.

Dr. Hood’s recent scholarly publications have primarily focused on the importance of culture/cultural context in program evaluation, educational assessment, and computer-based instruction and assessment. He has also served as a program evaluation and testing consultant for the federal government, state departments of education, school districts, universities, foundations, social service agencies, and educational laboratories both regionally and worldwide.

Dr. Hood was the Founding Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) and the Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education/Curriculum & Instruction Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  Dr. Hood oversees an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together researchers from all over the world to address the growing need for policy-relevant studies that are culturally and contextually defensible.


Denice Ward Hood, Ph.D.

Dr. Ward Hood is a Teaching Professor of Educational Policy, Organization & Leadership, and the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment. Her research interests include two main areas: Teaching & learning in digital environments, specifically exploring individual differences in epistemological beliefs, learning styles, metacognition, self-regulated learning and presence (cognitive, social & teaching) as they relate to academic outcomes in higher education; program evaluation, particularly culturally responsive program evaluation practices applied to post-secondary education programs.

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