Michael RaperEvaluation Faculty, Americas


    Mike has worked in a variety of positions in different industries. He was in the United States Army for 12 years and worked at various corporate roles before coming to CCL as a Marketing Specialist. Since joining the Center he has worked as logistics manager, a knowledge management manager, and an evaluation analyst. His areas of specialization include data management and analysis, statistical methods, survey design and analysis, and data visualization. He has expertise in various data analysis software, including Excel, SPSS, and Tableau.

    Current Role

    Mike serves as Evaluation Faculty. In this role, he is responsible for developing evaluation plans for clients, and then gathering, analyzing and interpreting program evaluation data, both for client use and to further CCL’s own knowledge of our programs and their impact. He also serves as the account administrator for evaluation systems, including Qualtrics and Tableau. Mike provides analytical support for Global Markets and Leader analytics as well.

    Educational Background

    M.S. in Educational Research Methodology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College

    Professional Affiliations

    AEA, American Mensa, AERA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Mike uses his skills in data manipulation, analysis, and presentation to support the work of the Evaluation center in understanding client data and preparing reports or presentations. He has a strong understanding of statistical analysis methods, and combines that with extensive experience in assessment and survey design to create and deploy data collection methods with clients, and then analyze the data to gain insights into the impact of the program or event. He is an expert in data visualization and creates innovative displays of data for internal and external uses. He often serves as a resource to other researchers in assisting publications, by gathering and analyzing data or preparing results, and in advising on appropriate analytical methods.

    Select CCL Publications

    • Focusing Digital Dashboards for Use: Considering Design, Planning and Context
    • How Bosses Can Make or Break Leadership Development Programs And What Organizations Can Do About It
    Michael Raper

    Areas of Expertise

    Evaluation, Statistics, Measurement, Data Visualization, Survey Design/Validation, Assessment Design, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Research Methods

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