Christina Christie
Moore Hall 2320
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Christina Christie

Interim Wasserman Dean, School of Education and Information Studies


  • Interim Wasserman Dean, School of Education and Information Studies
  • Professor of Education, Division of Social Research Methodology

Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • 2019 American Evaluation Association, Research on Evaluation, Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2018 American Educational Research Association, Research on Evaluation SIG, Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2018 UCLA Staff Assembly Faculty/Staff Partnership Award
  • 2018 Canadian Journal of Evaluation, Outstanding Publication Award
  • 2011-2013, American Evaluation Association, Board Member at Large
  • 2004, American Evaluation Association, Marcia Guttentag Early Career Achievement Award
  • 1997-2000, Spencer Foundation Research and Training Doctoral Fellowship

Teaching & Research Interests

My work has three main foci:

  • Applied evaluation research studies
  • Research on evaluation practice
  • Theoretical analysis

I am committed to training educational scholars in mixed-methods, and evaluation and research methods. I am the former Chair of the Theories of Evaluation Division and the Research on Evaluation Division and now serve on the board of the American Evaluation Association (elected) as member at large (2011-2013).  I served as a section editor of the American Journal of Evaluation (2004-2009) and serve on the editorial board of Studies in Educational in Evaluation.

Select Publications

Norris, K., Mccreath, H., Hueffer, K., Aley, S.B., Chavira, G., Christie, C., Crespi, C., Crespo, C., D’Amour, G., Eagan, K., Echegoyen, L.E., Feig, A., Foroozesh, M., Guerrero, L., Johanson, K.E., Kamangar, F., Kingsford, L., Lacourse, W., Maccalla, N.M., Márquez-Magaña, L., Mathur, A., Maton, K., Mehravaran, S., Morales, D., Nakazono, T., Ofili, E., Okuyemi, K., Ott, L., Parangan-Smith, A., Pfund, C., Purnell, D.L., Reynolds, A., Rous, P.J., Saetermoe, C., Snyder, K., Vishwanatha, J., Wagler, A., Wallace, S., & Seeman, T. (2020). Baseline Characteristics of the 2015-2019 First Year Student Cohorts of the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Program. Ethnicity & Disease, 30 4, 681-692. doi10.18865/ed.30.4.681

Christie, C.A. & Alkin, M.C. (2019). Theorists’ models in action: A second look. New Directions for Evaluation, 163. doi:10.1002/ev.20337

Christie, C. A., & Lemire, S. (2019). Why evaluation theory should be used to inform evaluation policy. American Journal of Evaluation. doi:10.1177/1098214018824045

Lemire, S., & Christie, C. A. (2019). Meta-modeling Housing First—a theory-based synthesis approach. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 33(3) 395-413. doi:10.3138/cjpe.52945 – 2018 outstanding publication award

Lemire, S. & Christie, C. (2018). Building the house of evaluation: Reconsidering the blueprints and bricks for knowledge. Evaluation 24(2) 185-201. doi:10.1177/1356389018763244.

Nielson, S., Lemire, S. & Christie, C. (2018). The evaluation market place: Exploring the evaluation industry. New Directions for Evaluation, 160. doi:10.1002/ev.20282

Christie, C.A., Inkelas, M. & Lemire, S. (2017). Improvement science in evaluation: Methods and uses. New Directions for Evaluation, 153. doi: 10.1002/ev.20218