Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Poverty & Community Development Rob Fischer, has been selected to write a commissioned paper for the upcoming White House Conference on Research Related to the Faith-Based and Community Initiative to be held in June 2008.
Fischer, who is Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and a Research Associate Professor at MSASS, will prepare a paper that provides a systematic review of the existing research on the effectiveness of faith-based services. The working title of the paper is "He who casts the first stone: Assessing the state of research on faith-based services."
Fischer is an expert in program evaluation and in using outcome measurement techniques in the human services domain, and has been exploring how to best apply these methods within a faith-based context.
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