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Ensminger, David

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Instructional Design, Program Evaluation, Organizational Performance Improvement, Data Analytics

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1126, WTC

Phone: 312.915.7257

Email: densmin@luc.edu

CV Link: /media/lucedu/education/faculty/cv/Ensminger D CV 2023.pdf


  • PhD, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Program Areas

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Organizational Change
  • Organizational Learning
  • Evaluation Practice and Teaching
  • Student Learning

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Evaluation Association

Courses Taught

  • Sequence 1( TLSC 110, 120, 130): Introduction to the Profession
  • CIEP 488: Participatory Action Research in Schools and Communities
  • RMTD 406: Program Evaluation


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017)

Selected Publications

  • Paydon, M. E., Ensminger, D. C., Dekluyver, M. (in press) Applying evaluative inquiry: Experience and recommendations from the field. Performance Improvement.
  • Mahmoud, F., Sullivan, T.P., Ensminger, D.C., Aziz, A., Alsabban, A., Demos, T.C., Lim Dunham, J.E., (2020) Performance-based assessment in a pre-clinical medical school chest radiology curriculum: Student achievement and attitudes. Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, 10(3), 94-101.
  • Ferrell, E., W., Ensminger, D.C., Coleman, E., (2019). Changing the doctoral student-dissertation chair relationship through the article dissertation format. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 31(2) 166-185.
  • Wade, J., Baltman, M., Kallemeyn, L., Ensminger, D.C., Rempert, T. (2016) Unified outcomes project: Using coaching and communities of or practice to build evaluation capacity. The Foundation Review
  • Lim-Dunham, J.,E., Ensminger, D., C., McNulty, J., A., Hoyt, A., M., and Chandrasekhar, A., J. (2016). A vertically integrated on-line radiology curriculum developed as a cognitive apprenticeship: Impact on student performance and learning. Academic Radiology, 23(2), 252-261.
  • Ensminger, D. C., Kallemeyn, L. M., Rempert, T. Wade, J., Polanin, M. (2015) Case study of an evaluation coaching model: Exploring the role of the evaluator. Evaluation and Program Planning. 49. 124-136.
  • Gaubatz, J., Ensminger, D.C. (2015) Department chairs as change agents: Leading change in resistant environments. Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 1-23.