Tiffany LS Tovey

Educational Research Methodology

Tiffany LS Tovey headshot

Professional Track Faculty & Director, Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS)
Email:
tlsmi32@uncg.edu
Office: 236 SOEB

Research Interest/Keywords

  • Reflective Practice
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Program Evaluation
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Practical Wisdom

Education

  • 2014 Ph. D. In Educational Psychology and Research, with concentration in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2010 B. A. in Psychology and Philosophy – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Biography

Dr. Tiffany LS Tovey is the director of the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS) office and a professional track faculty member in the Department of Educational Research Methodology at UNC Greensboro. Dr. Tovey’s current research interests revolve around the topics of reflective practice (self and contextual awareness, facilitation), interpersonal communication, evaluator responsibility, and the role of ignorance in evaluation practice. She teaches classes and workshops in evaluation, research methods, interpersonal skills, and reflective practice where she emphasizes dialogue, collaboration, and critical/evaluative thinking. She has led approximately 45 different evaluation projects, including work funded by the NSF, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, foundations, and other community projects. She is currently the lead evaluator or co-investigator for ten evaluation and research projects, including two STEM-related evaluations and a research on evaluation project focused on how we define and measure equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM evaluation.

Link to Dr. Tovey’s CV

Publications

Tovey, T. L. S., & Archibald, T. (in press). The Relationship Between Reflective Practice, Evaluative Thinking, and Practical Wisdom. In M. Hurteau & Archibald, T. (Eds.) Practical Wisdom for an Ethical Evaluation Practice. Information Age Publishing, Evaluation & Society.

Tovey, T. L. S., Kelly, S., & Brown, W. (under review). The influence of locus of control and the impostor phenomenon on math anxiety in business majors. International Journal for Business Education.

Acree, J., Tovey, T. L. S., & Petrulis, B. (under review). Reflections on the intersections between collaboration and use in practice. American Journal of Evaluation.

Chouinard, J. A., Tovey, T. L. S., & Kidd, K. (under review). The evaluation of equity-focused community coalitions: A review of the empirical literature. Health Education and Behavior.

Boyce, A. S., Tovey, T. L. S., Onwuka, O., Moller, J. R., Clark, T., & Smith, A. (in press). What gets measured gets done: Exploring NSF-funded evaluators’ and principal investigators’ attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. American Journal of Evaluation.

Tovey, T. L. S., Smith, L., Wanzer, D. L., Wisner, D., & Coles, C. (under review). Intentional space for development of interpersonally aware evaluators: A reflective examination of an interpersonal skills graduate course. New Directions for Evaluation.

Kallemeyn, L. M., Roseveare, C., Steinberg, M., & Tovey, T. L. S. (2021). What does implementing case‐centered teaching of evaluation look like in practice?. New Directions for Evaluation, 2021(172), 69-84.
Tovey, T. L. S., & Greene, J. C. (2021). What is next for cases in teaching and learning evaluation? A call to action. New Directions for Evaluation, 2021(172), 103-108.

Linfield, K. J., & Tovey, T. L. S. (2021). What is the case for teaching with cases in evaluation?. New Directions for Evaluation, 2021(172), 11-18.
Kelly, S. E., & Smith, T. L. (in press). Data visualization as communication: The role of business communication in data analytics. Business Communication Research and Practice.

Smith, T. L. & Skolits, G. (2021). Conceptualizing and engaging in reflective practice: Experienced evaluators’ perspectives. American Journal of Evaluation.

Smith, T. L. (2021). Embracing ignorance in online instructional communication. In S. E. Kelly (Ed.) Online Instructional Communication. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

He, Y., Smith, T. L., & Moteane, M. (2021). Dialogic and generative reflection: An application of the Critical Appreciative Process in evaluation. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, 17(38), 16-32.

Smith, T. L. (2021). Using People Styles for interpersonal competence: Encouraging purposeful reflection on communication behaviors. Canadian Journal of Evaluation’s Special Volume on Teaching Evaluation, 35(3), 403-412.

Kelly, S., Smith, T. L., & Brown, W. (2020). Emotional intelligence as a predictor of writing and public speaking anxieties. Business Communication Research and Practice, 3(2), 76-85.
Chouinard, J. A. & Smith, T. L. (2019). Book review: Evaluation for a caring society. American Journal of Evaluation.

Smith, T. L. (2019). The role of ignorance in computer-mediated communication competence. In S. Kelly (Ed.), Computer-mediated communication for business: Theory to practice. Newcastle upon Tyne: UK.
Shoemaker, C., & Smith, T. L. (2017). The influence of personality and military membership on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Student Research, University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Brinkley-Etzkorn, K. E., Schumann, D., Bigler, B. A., & Smith, T. L. (2016). Designing an evaluation of instructional consultation in a higher education context. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 35(1), 121-152.

Smith, T. L., Barlow, P. B., Peters, J. M., & Skolits, G. J. (2015). Demystifying reflective practice: Using the DATA model to enhance evaluators’ professional activities. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52, 142-147.
Barlow, P. B., Skolits, G. J., Heidel, R. E., Metheny, W., & Smith, T. L. (2015). Development of the biostatistics and clinical epidemiology skills (BACES) assessment for medical residents. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 0, 1-8. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2014-133197

Barlow, P. B., Smith, T. L., & Skolits, G. (2014). Five strategies for successful assessment in graduate medical education. World Medical and Health Policy, (6)1, 51-62.

Asif, I. M., Johnson, S., Schmieg, J., Smith, T., Ashwin, L. R., Harmon, K. G., Salemo, J. C., & Drexner, J. A. (2014). The psychological impact of cardiovascular screening: The athlete’s perspective. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 1-6.

Miller, M. & Smith, T. L. (2017). Assessment of antisocial behavior. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Miller, M. & Smith, T. L. (2017). Lee J. Cronbach. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.