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Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D.

Abe Wandersman, Ph.D. is a community psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1976. He specializes in the areas of: community psychology, environmental and ecological psychology, citizen participation, community coalitions, and program evaluation. He is a co-author of Prevention Plus III and a co-editor of Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self Assessment and Accountability and of many other books and articles. In 1998, he received the Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice from the American Evaluation Association. In 2000, he served as president of Division 27 of the American Psychological Association (Community Psychology), The Society for Community Research and Action. In 2008, The American Evaluation Association honored the his manual - Getting to Outcomes 2004: Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluation - with its Outstanding Publication Award.