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The Great Lakes voice had its first interview with DR RAY C RISTTopic: the status of African countries development and recession Watch out for full interview- who is DR Ray Rist? WHO IS DR RAY C. RIST
1. Education B.A.Valparaiso University (1967) Majors in Psychology and Sociology M.A. Washington University, St. Louis (1968) Concentration in Anthropology and Sociology Ph. D. Washington University, St. Louis (1970) Concentration in Sociology John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1986) Program in National and International Security
2. Awards and Honors: Senior Fulbright Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany (1976 1977) Anthony Wayne Award of Leadership, Wayne State University, 1985 Comptroller General’s Special Award, United States General Accounting Office, 1989 Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University, 1990 present Distinguished Service Award, United States General Accounting Office, 1992. Leon Sachs Chair in Public Policy, The Johns Hopkins University, 1991 1992. Finalist, “Top Manager of the Year,” The World Bank, 1999. President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) 2008-2011
3. World Bank Appointments: Evaluation Advisor, The World Bank Institute (1997-2000) Senior Evaluation Officer, Independent Evaluation Group (2000 – 2006, now retired with title of Advisor)
4. U.S. Government Appointments: Director, General Government Division, United States General Accounting Office, Washington, DC (1987 1993) Deputy Director, Program Evaluation and Methodology Division, United States General Accounting Office (1981 1987) Associate Director for Educational Equity Programs, National Institute of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1974 1976)
5. Selected Academic Appointments: * Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (2007 – Present) Visiting Professor, School of Business, Durham University, Durham, UK. (2003-Present) Professor and Director, Center for Policy Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University (1993 to 1997) Leon Sachs Chair in Public Policy, The Johns Hopkins University, 1992 1993. Professor, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University (1977 1981); Cornell in Washington Program, 1983 to present. Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies, Portland State University (1970 1974).
6. Publications and Professional Activities: To date, authored or edited 27 books, published by, among others, Harvard University Press, M.LT. Press, Columbia University Press, Klett Cotta Verlag (Germany), Sage Publications, The World Bank, Transaction Books, and Falmer Press. Key titles have included: The Invisible Children, Desegregated Schools, Earning and Learning, Can Governments Learn?, Program Evaluation and the Management of Government, Policy Analysis, Guestworkers in Germany, Finding Work, Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons: Policy Instruments and Their Evaluation, and the International Atlas of Evaluation. The three most recent titles are: (i) Ten Steps to A Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System with Jody Kusek (2004), (ii) From Studies to Streams—The Coming Transformation of Evaluation (edited with Nicoletta Stame, 2006), and (iii) The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations with Linda Morra-Imas, 2009.
Author of more than 140 articles and monographs in such areas as Results-based Management, Results-based measurement, program evaluation, policy analysis, public sector management, education, race relations, urban violence, international migration, European guestworkers, youth unemployment, research methodology, and comparative government. Articles have been translated into French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Korean. Have also written for the op-ed page of The New York Times and multiple World Bank publications. Currently editor of a book series for Transaction Books on Comparative Policy Analysis (fifteen books currently published). Editor of two previous book series for Praeger Publications and Transaction Books.
Series Editor for the Policy Studies Review Annual in 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1989. Co editor of the international journal, Knowledge and Policy (1991-1997). Present or past membership on the editorial boards of 9 professional journals, including Policy Studies Journal, Evaluation Review, Society, Urban Education, Evaluation Practice, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, Public Money and Management, and Knowledge.
7. Selected Professional Activities: – Consultant to many national and international organizations, including The World Bank, OECD, DFID, IADB, Ministry of Finance in The People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Plan Implementation of Sri Lanka, National Planning Department in Colombia, Office of the President in South Africa, National Governors Association, Xerox Corporation, Stanford University, Auditor General’s Office in Ottawa, Canada, Public Service Commission of Canada, and multiple House and Senate Committees, United States Congress; Focus of much of this consulting has been on public sector performance, especially that of results based management and measurement.– Advisor to senior government officials in more than 50 countries, including China, India, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Korea, Thailand, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, Botswana, Indonesia, Yemen, Uganda, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyz Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Denmark, Sweden, and The United States on matters of results based management and measurement.
– Member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Milbank Foundation, New York;– Member of the Board of Directors, Transaction Publications, Inc.;– Member of the Governing Board, School of Business, Durham University. UK.– Chair since 1986 of a 19 nation Working Group comprised of 46 government officials, private sector specialists, and university faculty which focuses on improving governance in the public sector via strengthening the linkage between evaluation information and governmental decision making.
To date, this group has published 14 books (with four more in press.)– Member of the Mayor’s Task Force on the restructuring of public higher education for the District of Columbia;– Lectured in more than 80 countries;– Held leadership posts in many national and international professional associations;– More than 155 conference presentations;– Founder in 1993 of a five member university consortium to study school and community violence;– Testified on multiple occasions to the United States Congress; – Member of the Stan Musial Society; and Dr Ray Rist is grandfather to 6.
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