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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 reappointed for another 5-year term June 1, 2018.

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 India, Italy, Greece, Korea, Thailand, 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 is a member of an international coalition of faculty, deans, policy makers, and practitioners, promoting school-based counseling as a policy mechanism to support K-12 students and teachers in countries around the world. He and several international colleagues are working to increase the evaluation skills of school counselors, and using evaluation to enhance school counseling policy.

In 2018, Dr. Trevisan received a Fulbright Specialist award to Korea University in Seoul to carryout school counseling policy research and program evaluation in Korea.

Recent accomplishments

Lee, S. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (accepted). Evaluation in support of school counseling in Korea: A proposal. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy.

Trevisan, M. S., & Carey, J. C. (under contract). Program evaluation in school counseling: Improving comprehensive and developmental programs. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC: New York, NY.

Trevisan, M. S. (2017). 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 (pp. 183-206). Springer International Publishing AG: Cham, Switzerland.

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