Cornerstone Evaluation Associates

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone Evaluation Associates LLC is a Pittsburgh-based, client-centered research firm specializing in program evaluation. Our areas of expertise include evaluating programs in the areas of education, human services, medical education and professional development and training as well as conducting museum research and web site usability studies. We also work with astrophysicists in evaluating the Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) components for NASA Missions.

Cornerstone was founded by our President, Dr. Allyson Walker, in 1994 and incorporated in 2000. Cornerstone is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are members of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP).

Cornerstone provides cost-effective technical assistance in collecting, managing and interpreting and using a wide range of both quantitative and qualitative data specific to clients’ programs. We use this critical information to assist clients in making data-driven decisions that ensure the quality and effectiveness of their programs, projects and services.

Collecting Information Using…

  • Questionnaires
  • On-line surveys
  • Telephone interviews
  • Face-to-face interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Observational techniques

Managing and Interpreting Information With…

  • Management information systems
  • Statistical and content analyses
  • Graphic and tabular displays

Using Information For…

  • Goals clarification
  • Accountability
  • Needs assessment
  • Program/service planning and improvement
  • Outcomes evaluation
  • Decision-making
  • Web site development and improvement
  • Proposal writing