Jack Lumbley is a Research Associate with SEDL's Research and Evaluation (R&E) program. He currently evaluates the work of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), with a focus on designing and implementing an evaluation-related capacity building model as it applies to the SECC work with the state departments of education in its five-state region.
You may contact Jack Lumbley at 512-391-6531
Mr. Lumbley’s research interests include research and evaluation and disability research.
- Research and Evaluation: Mr. Lumbley has many years of experience in conceptualizing, designing, and implementing large- and small-scale evaluation projects. He has been involved in the evaluation of large multistate program efforts, including SEDL’s Regional Technology in Education Consortium, Comprehensive Assistance Center, Eisenhower Math/Science Regional Consortium, and Regional Educational Laboratory. For each of these large-scale programs, he has represented SEDL in the design, pilot testing, and implementation of cross-contractor performance indicator systems to describe the outcomes and impacts of programmatic work. He has also conducted evaluations of programs based in university, state department of education, and school district settings.
- Disability Research: Mr. Lumbley was involved in SEDL’s initial projects in the area of disability research, including the Regional Rehabilitation Exchange and National Model for Supported Employment and Independent Living. In these efforts, he coordinated the process for identifying exemplary models of disability services provision and provided information, training, and technical assistance related to the adoption of these exemplary models by other service providers across the nation.
Mr. Lumbley has held a range of evaluation-related positions at SEDL since joining the institution in 1975 as a senior evaluation specialist for the divisions of Evaluation, Field Services and Dissemination, and Educational Services. These positions have involved providing evaluation assistance to numerous school districts and state departments of education as well as developing and defending presentations of program performance outcomes for the U.S. Department of Education’s Program Effectiveness Panel. Mr. Lumbley has also served as an expert peer reviewer for U.S. Department of Education funding initiatives conducted by the Office of Special Education Programs and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Education
Mr. Lumbley holds a BA in psychology and has four years of graduate study (120+ hours) in human experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. SEDL Publications
- Southeast Comprehensive Center Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009 (2009)
- Briefing Report: Evaluation of SEDL Services Provided to Recovery School District Literacy Coaches (2008)
- Southeast Comprehensive Center Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008 (2008)
- Arkansas Education Renewal Zones Initiative - 2007 Final Evaluation Report (2007)
- Southeast Comprehensive Center Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007 (2007)
- Southeast Comprehensive Center Annual Evaluation Report for the period July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006 (2006)
- SEDL FY-05 Regional Educational Laboratory Performance Indicators Report (2005)
- Project DiSH (Diabetes, Stroke, and Hypertension) Year 3 Report: Summary of Evaluation Results, July 1, 2003–June 30, 2004 (2004)
- SEDL FY-04 Regional Educational Laboratory Performance Indicators Report (2004)
- SouthCentral RTEC Evaluation Report for the Period September 1, 2003–August 31, 2004 (2004)
- SEDL FY-03 Regional Educational Laboratory Performance Indicators Report (2003)
- SouthCentral RTEC Evaluation Report for the Period September 1, 2002–August 31, 2003 (2003)
- SEDL FY-02 Regional Educational Laboratory Performance Indicators Report (2002)
- SouthCentral RTEC Evaluation Report for the Period September 1, 2001–August 31, 2002 (2002)
- SEDL FY-01 Regional Educational Laboratory Performance Indicators Report (2001)
- SouthCentral RTEC Evaluation Report for the Period September 1, 2000–August 31, 2001 (2001)
- The Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortia and Clearinghouse Network: Summary aggregate activity reports from the CCDDS for the 30-month period October 1, 2997–March 31, 2000 (2000)
- Raphael, L., Costello, L., Lumbley, J., Dodson, M. (2012, October). Collaborative capacity building: A positive psychology perspective for evaluation. Paper session presented at the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.