We are pleased to introduce you to our ANZEA 2021 Online Conference keynotes!

Glenda H. Eoyang

PhD

Glenda Eoyang thrives at the edges: Between theory and practice, between order and chaos, between past and future. Since 1986 she has drawn lessons from complexity science to help people thrive in turbulent and uncertain environments. Today, more than ever, her work offers insight, options for action, and well-being for people around the world.

As the founding executive director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Glenda leads a global community of over 800 scholar practitioners. They work across sectors to build adaptive capacity for individuals, teams, institutions, and communities.

For more information about Glenda and her work with HSD, visit: www.hsdinstute.org.

Robin Lin Millar

PhD

Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, where she directs the doctoral training program in ecological-community psychology and co-directs the master’s degree and certificate in program evaluation. 

Her evaluation career reflects a 33-year commitment to the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ populations and others at high-risk of HIV infection. 

She began her career as the lead evaluation specialist for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in the earliest years of the HIV epidemic. She has evaluated diverse community-designed and led programs in the US, Africa, and Caribbean for adolescents, Black gay and bisexual men and other at-risk populations (e.g., ex-offenders, bisexual girls, male sex workers), primarily focusing on structural and human rights interventions to promote access to HIV prevention and care and reduce structural stigma. 

She has performed policy-related work on conversion therapy, serving as the lead evaluation scientist on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Therapeutic Approaches to Sexual Orientation Distress. 

The latter report is heavily cited in passed and pending legislation banning conversion therapy practices on minors in multiple U. S. states. 

Andy Rowe

PhD

Fellow and former President of Canadian Evaluation Society and recipient of the Society’s award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada and over thirty-five years conducting evaluations in a wide range of natural resource and human settings now focusing on sustainability and climate.

Dr. Rowe has developed and published a new approach for evaluating impacts (Rapid Impact Evaluation), on the conceptual foundations for evaluating sustainability, on undertaking use-seeking science, and on specific evaluation techniques.

He has led the effort in the Canadian Evaluation Society to develop a sustainability-ready capacity for evaluation in Canada, provides training in evaluating sustainability, is a member of the Technical Evaluation Reference Group of the Adaptation Fund and is contributing to several ongoing evaluations of climate and sustainability.

He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics.