Ernest R. House
This biographical article is written like a résumé. (October 2014)
|Ernest R. House|
Ernest R. House in 1998
|Born||August 7, 1937
|Residence||Boulder, Colorado, United States|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Donna Brown|
Ernest R. House is an American academic  specializing in program evaluation and education policy. He has been a Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2002. House was a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1985 to 2001. Before that, he was a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1969 to 1985. He has been a visiting scholar at UCLA, Harvard, University of New Mexico, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1999-2000), and also in England, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Austria, and Chile.
With Ronald Wooldridge, he was editor-in-chief of the journal New Directions for Program Evaluation (the journal of the Evaluation Research Society) from 1982 to 1985.
House graduated from Washington University with a bachelor's degree in English in 1959. He earned a master's degree in secondary education from Southern Illinois University in 1964, and completed a doctorate (Ed. D.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1968.
Awards and honors
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Ford Foundation Fellow (England), 1975
- Harold E. Lasswell Prize (with William Madura) presented by Policy Sciences (1989).
- Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Evaluation Theory, for lifetime contributions to evaluation research and theory, awarded by, 1990.
- Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, 1999-2000
House is the author of many books, including the following.
- The Politics of Educational Innovation (1974)
- Survival in the Classroom (with S. Lapan, 1978)
- Evaluating with Validity (1980, re-issued 2010).
- Jesse Jackson and the Politics of Charisma: The Rise and Fall of the Push/Excel Program (1988)
- Professional Evaluation: Social Impact and Political Consequences (1993)
- Schools for Sale: Why Free Market Policies Won't Improve America's Schools, and What Will (1998)
- Values in Evaluation and Social Research (with K. Howe, 1999)
- Regression to the Mean: A Novel of Evaluation Politics (2007)
-  E. R. House résumé
-  American Evaluation Association Award Recipients
- Reviews of Survival in the Classroom: Harry Hutson, JSTOR 20299681; Meredith Damien Gall, JSTOR 27537210; Penelope L. Peterson and Barbara B. Levin, JSTOR 1175380
- Reviews of Evaluating with Validity: David A. Kenny, doi:10.3102/01623737004001121; Gene V. Glass, David A. Kenny, and Paul M. Wortman, JSTOR 1163798; Michael J. Parsons, JSTOR 3332286
- Reviews of Jesse Jackson and the Politics of Charisma: Aldon Morris, JSTOR 2074201; Dorothy Willner, JSTOR 2131550; Dianne M. Pinderhughes, doi:10.2307/2151124; Ronald W. Walters, JSTOR 1047299; Jerry Mitchell, doi:10.1111/j.1541-0072.1988.tb01030.x
- Reviews of Professional Evaluation: Social Impact and Political Consequences: P. K. Jamison, doi:10.1016/0149-7189(95)90015-2; Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, JSTOR 24362354
- Reviews of Schools for Sale: Dan D. Goldhaber, doi:10.1016/S0272-7757(01)00012-7; David Stevenson, doi:10.1086/444219, JSTOR 1085666; Henry M. Levin, JSTOR 3202231
- Reviews of Values in Evaluation and Social Research: Sheila A. Arens and Thomas A. Schwandt, doi:10.1016/S0149-7189(00)00019-7; Harry Torrance, JSTOR 1501802
- Review of Regression to the Mean: Darrel N. Caulley,