The Rucks Group 2022 Spring Newsletter

Join Our Next Coffee Break Webinar

In response to our webinar viewers who have shared a high demand to learn more about how to use developmental evaluation effectively, we are providing a complimentary Coffee Break Webinar on Continuous Improvement in the Real-World: How to Use Developmental Evaluation to Realize Your Vision.  To learn more about this webinar, click the “Learn More” button below.


What Does It Take To Make Evidenced-Based Policymaking Work?

Thursday, May 05, 2022 2:00p-3:30p ET
What is evidence-based policymaking? Why do we do it? How do we do it? On May 05, 2022, a dynamic group of leaders within research, evaluation, policy, and consulting services as well as federal and state governments will come together to attempt to answer these questions by sharing their perspectives on implementing evidence-based policymaking. This event is hosted and co-sponsored by the Washington Evaluators and the American Evaluation Association Policy Topical Interest Group. To learn more about this panel discussion, please click the “Learn More” button below. 

Seats are limited so be sure to register early!


Continually Improving to Meet Clients’ Needs

Research, evaluation, and continuous improvement increasingly serve as the cornerstone of successful projects and initiatives. As so many project teams gravitate toward this approach, we are proud to enact changes in our organization that respond to the growth occurring in the demand for expert evaluation services. As such, we have increased our capacity to be able to continually meet the needs of the clients we serve.

Christopher Cox, Ph.D.
Senior Research and Evaluation Associate
Christopher Cox, Ph.D., comes to The Rucks Group with extensive professional experience to facilitate individual and organizational learning that emerges at the intersection of strategy and program evaluation. At The Rucks Group, Dr. Cox leverages his knowledge of mixed methods research; program design, implementation, and evaluation; capacity-building strategies; and project management to provide clients with meaningful and actionable information. Prior to joining The Rucks Group, Dr. Cox cultivated curiosity and insights within an array of community and education


Cindy Dempsey
Office Manager
Cindy Dempsey joined The Rucks Group in December 2021. In her role, she will focus on a variety of finance and administrative tasks for our growing firm. Ms. Dempsey brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in academics and office management. Prior to joining the firm, she managed residency and fellowship programs for two distinct medical subspecialty fields, oversaw operations for a mortgage production branch, and was office manager for a consulting firm. The blend of graduate medical education, administrative, marketing, and office managerial experience will serve as a solid foundation in her new role as office manager with The Rucks Group.

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Highlighted Resources

Webinar: Developmental Evaluation: What is it? How Do You Do It?
Webinar: 5 Best Practices for Hiring the Right Evaluation Partner
Article: Increasing the Participation of African American Male Students in STEM