Jill Anne Chouinard

Educational Research Methodology (ERM) Department 
Jill Anne Chouinard

Assistant Professor, OAERS Senior Fellow
Email: Jill.chouinard@uncg.edu
Office: 238 SOE Building

Research Interest

program evaluation, participatory research/evaluation, culturally responsive approaches to research and evaluation, evaluation and public policy


  • Ph.D. Organizational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • M.A. Organizational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • B.A (Honors), Philosophy and Political Science, University of Toronto


Dr. Chouinard received her Ph.D. in organizational studies and evaluation from the University of Ottawa in 2010. Her main interests are in cross-cultural/culturally responsive approaches to research and evaluation, participatory research and evaluation, and evaluation and public policy.

Dr. Chouinard has extensive experience working on evaluations at the community level in the areas of education and training, social services, health, and organizational learning and change. Much of her evaluation work has been conducted in First Nations and Inuit communities, as well as in other culturally diverse community settings. She maintains a strong connection between her evaluation practice and her academic research. As such, her research and academic writing focuses on participatory approaches to evaluation in culturally diverse community settings, both from a national and international perspective. Dr. Chouinard is a Senior Fellow for the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS) and teaches classes in program evaluation and research methodology. She is a member of the International Committee of OAERS and the Global Engagement Faculty Learning Group. 

Link to Dr. Chouinard’s CV


Chouinard, J.A. & Milley, P.V. (in press). Mapping the spatial properties of participatory practice: A discussion of context in evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning.

Chouinard, J.A. (2014). Understanding relationships in culturally complex evaluation contexts. Evaluation, 20(3), 332-347.

Chouinard, J.A. (2013). The case for participatory evaluation in an era of accountability. American Journal of Evaluation, 34(2), 236-252.