Carl Westine

Carl Westine
Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor
COED 271
704-687-8539 X6

Curriculum Vitae

Carl Westine is an assistant professor of educational research at University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches graduate level program evaluation and research methods courses.  His current research is aimed at finding efficiencies in the planning of evaluations, particularly in the area of STEM education.  He accomplishes this through the empirical estimation of design parameter values needed for power analyses as well as through research on evaluation theories, methods, and practice.  Prior to joining UNC Charlotte in 2017, Carl was an assistant professor of educational research at University of West Georgia (UWG).  Before that, Carl earned his doctorate in interdisciplinary evaluation from Western Michigan University (WMU), and spent several years working in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center corporate planning office.  Carl has served on various STEM education and health care evaluation, research, and technical assistance projects through the WMU Evaluation Center and at UWG.  These experiences include working for EvaluATE (the evaluation resource center for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education program), and on an NSF Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) grant.  Carl is presently Program Chair for the STEM Education and Training topical interest group of the American Evaluation Association.  

Research Interests:

Program Evaluation
Research on Evaluation Theory, Methods, and Practice
STEM Education Evaluation
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design
Estimation of Design Parameters for Cluster-Randomized Trials


Ph.D. – Western Michigan University, 2014, Interdisciplinary Evaluation
M.S. – Western Michigan University, 2011, Statistics
M.S. – Carnegie Mellon University, 2005, Economics
B.S. – Bradley University, 2003, Mathematics
B.S. – Bradley University, 2003, Economics