Dr. David Fetterman chosen for IAOTP’s Hall of Fame

New York, NY, United States – 04-11-2022 –

Dr. David Fetterman is the President and CEO, Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He will be inducted into the exclusive Hall of Fame by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). His expertise and extraordinary talents have afforded him this merit.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, only 10 IAOTP members are inducted into the exclusive Hall of Fame. These special honorees are distinguished based on their longevity in their fields, their contributions they have made to society and the impact they had on their industries. Dr. Fetterman will be inducted into the exclusive Hall of Fame at IAOTP’s 2022 Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this December. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated, “We are honored to have Dr. Fetterman as part of the IAOTP family. In addition to his long list of accomplishments and accolades, he is a true leader in his field. He has dedicated all his time and knowledge to Anthropology, Education, and Evaluation. We look forward to honoring his merits with our exclusive Hall of Fame induction.”

Dr. Fetterman was previously honored with the Lifetime Achievement award for 2021, he was chosen as Anthropologist of the Decade for 2020 and he received his recognition as Anthropologist of the Year in 2019. 

Over the course of his extraordinary career, Dr. Fetterman has dedicated more than four decades as a trusted and sought-after Anthropologist, Educator, and Evaluator Dr. Fetterman served as a faculty member and administrator for Stanford University for over 25 years. He is also the past president of the American Evaluation Association, the Author and Editor of 17 books including Empowerment Evaluation:  Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability and Ethnography: Step by Step (4th edition) and founder of Empowerment Evaluation (self-assessment approach used in 16 countries). 

Throughout his academic career, his roles have included Professor & Research Director for the California Institute of Integral Studies, faculty member at Claremont Graduate University, faculty member in the School of Business and Leadership at the University of Charleston and served as a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University. He also served as Senior Researcher at RMC Research, Principal Research Scientist at the American Institute for Research, Director of Evaluation for the School of Medicine at Stanford University, Director of the master’s Program in Policy Analysis and Evaluation in the School of Education at Stanford University, and Consulting Professor in the School of Education at Stanford University.

His key areas of expertise are in higher education, medical education, environmental health and safety, programs for dropouts and gifted children, empowerment evaluation, and organizational learning and development. Dr. Fetterman received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Connecticut where he graduated summa cum laude, his two master’s degrees, in Education and Anthropology, from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Medical and Educational Anthropology from Stanford University. 

In his role at Fetterman & Associates Dr. Fetterman, conducts domestic and international evaluations. He is involved with projects that range from a $15 million Hewlett-Packard Digital Village project to small townships in South Africa.  He has also provided evaluation consultation services for Google, the WK Kellogg Foundation, tobacco prevention and cessation projects in the state of Arkansas, Knight Foundation programs for journalists, gifted and talented education programs, and entrepreneurship programs for at-risk students in the United States. 

Throughout his remarkable career, Dr. Fetterman has received numerous awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession.  This year he will be considered for an exclusive interview on TIP Radio and will be honored in Las Vegas at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala.  Last year he was on the famous Reuters billboard in Times Square, NYC and was celebrated at the Plaza Hotel for his selection as Anthropologist of the Decade and for the Lifetime Achievement Award by IAOTP. In 2019 he was featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice – The American Evaluation Association’s highest honors. He received the Mensa Education and Research Foundation Award for Excellence.  Dr. Fetterman has also been recognized by Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement. Dr. Fetterman is the past president of the American Evaluation Association and the American Anthropological Association’s Council on Anthropology and Education.

In addition to his successful career, Dr. Fetterman has conducted evaluation projects throughout the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.  He is a published author and editor of 17 books including Empowerment Evaluation:  Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability; Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice, Ethnography: Step by Step (4th edition); and Excellence and Equality: A Qualitatively Different Perspective on Gifted and Talented Education.  He has contributed to a variety of encyclopedias, including the International Encyclopedia of Education, the Encyclopedia of Human Intelligence, the Encyclopedia of Evaluation, and the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods.  

Looking back, Dr. Fetterman attributes his success to his education, mentors he has had the pleasure of working alongside and staying passionate in all his endeavors.  He says he has been blessed and feels this is just the beginning. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling including trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp with his family. For the future, he hopes to continue to make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.

For more information on Dr. Fetterman please visit: www.drdavidfetterman.com

To view his Video Biography please visit:  https://youtu.be/CpwbMUAZVdM


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself as being a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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