Apollo Nkwake

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New Orleans, LA

Dr. Apollo Nkwake and Prof. Nathan Morrow both teach research methods and program evaluation at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. While in residence, they prepared workshop tools and case studies for the American Evaluation Association as well as a special volume on “Working with Assumptions: Key Concepts and Tools for Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation” for AEA’s New Directions for Evaluation Journal.

Apollo M. Nkwake previously served as associate research professor for M&E at The George Washington University and at Tulane University. He was M&E manager at AWARD and has worked for international agencies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town and is a designated Credentialed Evaluator. Dr. Nkwake is a recipient of American Evaluation Association’s 2017 Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award. He has authored three books, several journal papers/book chapters and has guest edited two special journal volumes. He is the author of: Credibility, Validity, and Assumptions in Program Evaluation Methodology (2015, Springer), and Working with Assumptions in International Development Program Evaluation (2013, Springer); His edited journal volumes include: Working with assumptions. Existing and emerging approaches for improved program design, monitoring and evaluation and Catalyzing and measuring women’s leadership and empowerment in African agricultural research and development.