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Gabriela Garcia

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Research and Evaluation

Gabriela Garcia is an I-STEM graduate research assistant currently working on various evaluation projects that are funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and McCormick Foundation. Broadly, her evaluation work is informed by a variety of evaluation approaches which includes, but is not limited to, the Values-engaged Educative (VEE) approach, responsive evaluation, and culturally responsive evaluation (CRE).

Currently, Gabriela is collecting data for her dissertation, titled: Interpersonal Competence and Situational Responsiveness in Evaluation Practice, with the aim of gathering an in-depth understanding of the competencies categorized under the domains of interpersonal competence and situational responsiveness. Additional research interests include the professionalization of the evaluation field, the role of an evaluator within different contexts, and the relationship between theory and practice.

Publications: Papers in Conference Proceedings

Palmer, I., Nagy, S. Garcia, G., Wood, E., Destefano, L., Campbell, R., & Bashir, M. (2015). Digital forensics education: A multidisciplinary curriculum model. In J. I. James & F. Breitinger (Eds.), Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST), 157, p. 1–13.
Bashir, M. Applequist, J., Campbell, R., DeStefano, L., Garcia, G., & Lang, A. (2014). Development and dissemination of a new multidisciplinary undergraduate curriculum in digital forensics. Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL), pp. 161–170.

Email: gjuare3@illinois.edu