With this first regular JMDE issue of 2023, we are remembering our past and looking to our future. In the Articles section, we bring you six engaging pieces: a research study focused on the relationship between employee motivation and evaluation capacity building; a methods piece examining journey mapping in youth programs; and four different reviews focused on online evaluation capacity building practice, evaluating equity-focused community coalitions, excessive evaluation anxiety, and the transnational influence of Jennifer Greene’s ideas. In the Ideas to Consider section, we offer a piece on artificial intelligence and another on complexity-based evaluation of transformation.

We also present a special In Memoriam section remembering Dr. Chris Coryn, who was JMDE’s executive editor and director of the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation (IDPE) program at Western Michigan University. Twenty of Dr. Coryn’s colleagues, former students, and friends have contributed to memorializing his life and contributions to evaluation.

Also included is a corrections notice for two previously published articles that required corrections.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56645/jmde.v19i45

Published: 2023-09-15