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  • Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Veronica Thomas co-authors textbook, named 2021 "Most Promising New Textbook" by TAA

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) recently announced the recipients of their 2021 Textbook Awards. Evaluation in Today's World:  Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability, co-authored by GHUCCTS Evaluation & Continuous Improvement Director Dr. Veronica Thomas, was one of ten textbooks to receive the "Most Promising New Textbook" award.

Veronica Thomas, PhD headshotVeronica G. Thomas, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University. She also serves as the Evaluation and Continuous Improvement (ECI) Director for the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical Translational Sciences (GHUCCTS). Her research interests include culturally responsive evaluation, physical and psychological well-being of Black families, with particular emphasis on women and girls, and the academic and professional development of students of color. Over the years, Dr. Thomas has published work in numerous refereed journals including the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, Journal of Community Genetics, Journal of Black Psychology, International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling (British spelling), Family Relations, Adolescence, Educational Leadership, Journal of Adult Development, Review of Research in Education, Journal of Negro Education, Sex Roles, Journal of Social Psychology, Women and Health, and the Journal of the National Medical Association. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, and the Women’s College Coalition. Dr. Thomas' major professional associations include the American Evaluation Association (AEA), American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2019, she received the AEA Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Scholarly Leader Award for scholarship that has contributed to social justice-oriented, equity-focused, and/or culturally responsive literature.

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