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College of Education

Mike Trevisan


Mike Trevisan


College of Education
Pullman campus
Cleveland hall 160
pullman, WA  99164


Curriculum Vitae

Mike Trevisan was appointed dean of the Washington State University College of Education effective April 3, 2013. He was previously associate dean for research and external funding.

Research/professional interests

Dr. Trevisan is working on the use of program evaluation for the betterment of schools and communities. Much of this work is focused on building the professional capacity of school personnel to carry out evaluation work. Dr. Trevisan has provided workshops and seminars on various evaluation topics to graduate students and faculty in Thailand, Korea, Italy and the US. Dr. Trevisan is well published in evaluation. He and a colleague published a book on evaluability assessment in 2015. In addition, they recently provided a workshop on evaluability assessment to program officers at the United Nations Population Fund. Currently, Dr. Trevisan and several international colleagues are working to increase the evaluation skills of school counselors, and using evaluation to enhance school counseling policy.

Recent accomplishment

Trevisan, M. S. (In press). Evaluating the impact of national and state policies on school-based counseling practices and student outcomes. In J. C. Carey, B. Harris, & Lee, S. M., & J. Mushaandja (Eds), International handbook for policy research on school-based counseling. Springer.

Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (under contract). Completing your program evaluation dissertation, thesis, or final project. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing.

Walser, T., Trevisan, M. S., (2016). Writing an evaluability assessment dissertation and thesis: Review and Recommendations. American Journal of Evaluation. 37(1), 118-138.

Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. (2015). Evaluability assessment: Improving evaluation quality and use across disciplines. SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Washington, 1990
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Washington, 1988
  • B.A. Mathematics, San Jose State University, 1983
Washington State University