Karen Evans
Karin Evans, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 116D

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7233

Clinical Associate Professor

Educational Policy and Leadership

Director of Assessment

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.S., University of Nebraska
  • B.S., University of Nebraska

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate/Middle School Literacy Methods
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Introduction to Educational Inquiry

Research Interests

  • Comprehension Strategy Instruction
  • Preservice Literacy Instruction

Recent Publications

Evans, K. S. (2002). Fifth-grade students’ perceptions of how they experience literature discussion groups. Reading Research Quarterly, 37(1), 46-69.

Evans, K. S. (2001). Literature discussion groups in the intermediate grades: Dilemmas and possibilities. International Reading Association.

Evans, K. S. & Walker, N. T. (2005). Reading First: Hidden messages, omissions, and contradictions. In B. Maloch, J. Hoffman, D. Schallert, C. Fairbanks, & J. Worthy, (Eds.), 54th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference. Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference, Inc., 157-167.


As Director of Assessment, responsibilities include:

  • design & maintain assessment system for all programs within COE
  • collect and analyze completed critical tasks from all courses taught in the COED
  • create assessment reports for each program
  • prepare assessment reports for accreditation purposes
  • analyze assessment reports for purpose of informing programmatic changes