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Hanssen Consulting, LLC is an approved GSA contractor and Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) contractor for Consulting and Survey Services SINs 874-1,
874-1RC, 874-3, and 874-3RC.

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News and Updates


March 1, 2009
Carl Hanssen's Article Is Published

American Journal of Evaluation Volume 30; Number 1

Carl Hanssen, from Hanssen Consulting, LLC, Chris L.S. Coryn, from Western Michigan University, and Daniela C. Schroter, from Nexus Market Research, Inc. collaborated to present this overview, Adding a Time-Series Design Element to the Success Case Method to Improve Methodological Rigor: An Application for Nonprofit Program Evaluation. This article demonstrates how the Success Case Method, which Brinkerhoff developed to evaluate the impact of interventions on business goals, was modified for use in a social service context, which was aimed at reducing chronic homelessness and unemployment.

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January 1, 2009
Paul Lamphear Joins the Hanssen Consulting Team

Paul Lamphear, Senior Evaluation ConsultantPaul joined the Hanssen Consulting team in January 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in Program Evaluation, Business Process Improvement, Impact Assessment, Net Project Value, and Strategic Alignment Analysis. Throughout his career he managed projects with budgets in excess of $15 million for both profit and nonprofit sectors supporting community, state, national, and international development organizations.

Paul gained his wealth of experience through consulting for USAID, Heifer International (Vietnam), Wisconsin Department of Energy, Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, EDS, National City Bank, BDO Seidman, and Pfizer, Inc. In addition, he authored and co-authored articles on Evaluation Activities in Africa, Micro-enterprise Development, Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of the Development Assistance Committee Criteria, and provided direct support for organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Finance, Banking, and Construction industries.

Paul has an MBA in Finance, a Master's of Science in Management, and expects to complete his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Evaluation through Western Michigan University's, School of Engineering in 2009. He is a certified Project Management Professional and holds certifications in Industrial Engineering, Lean Six Sigma, and in Validation of Good Manufacturing Processes by the Food and Drug Administration.

In 2005, Paul combined his work experience and passion for volunteerism to work with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Boston University's Exclusive Breastfeeding Study in Lusaka, Zambia. The project provided leadership and training for economic development programs supporting HIV-infected mothers


December 1, 2008 
Carl Hanssen's Article Is Published

American Journal of Evaluation Volume 29; Number 4

Carl E. Hanssen from Hanssen Consulting LLC, Frances Lawrenz, Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and Diane O. Dunet, Ph.D. from the Center for Disease Control collaborated to publish their article Concurrent Meta-Evaluation: A Critique. The authors share their experience conducting concurrent meta-evaluations,

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September 23, 2008
MOBIS Award/Contract GS-10F-0367U

We have been awarded a MOBIS Contract!  Hanssen Consulting, LLC's Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) contract is comprised of both Consulting and Survey Services, specifically Special Item Numbers or SINs 874-1, 874-1RC, 874-3 and 874-3RC.  The period of performance for our award is September 23, 2008--September 22, 2013.   Click on the link below to view our MOBIS labor categories and rates.

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 May 1, 2008

The latest results from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program show not only improved proficiency among elementary and middle school students, but also a closing of the achievement gaps between both African-American and Hispanic students and white students in math.

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 January 2008

Dr. Carl Hanssen joined the Center for Disease Control's Expert panel on Obesity Prevention and Control in Community Settings.


 January 8, 2008

Dr. Carl Hanssen and Dr. Cindy Walker, Evaluation Researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presented a general overview of the data collected and analyzed regarding the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership's (MMP) impact on the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.  Drs. Hanssen and Walker described how the professional development efforts of the MMP were examined at the schools and how the initiatives of the MMP are linked to improved mathematics achievement.

June 30, 2007 

Congratulations to Christine who finished her coursework for her Master of Arts in Educational Studies. Way to go Christine!


2009 Newsletters

February 5, 2009