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VeLure Roholt

Ross VeLure Roholt

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.S.W., University of Minnesota

School of Social Work
Rm 105 PetersH
1404 Gortner Ave
Tel: 612/625-1220

Office hours:
Fridays, 10:30-12:00

Areas of Interest

Deepening and enriching understanding about youth work practice and practice education, Evaluation studies, Participatory models of youth work and youth development, Youth Work in Contested Spaces

Ross VeLure Roholt has been full time, tenure track faculty in the School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development, since January 2007.  He teaches primarily in the Youth Studies program. His research interest include: deepening and enriching understanding about youth work practice and practice education, evaluation studies, and participatory models of youth work and youth development. He has extensive international consultation experience and has designed training curriculum on civic youth work for programs in Morocco, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Israel, Korea, Laos, Netherlands, and has recently been invited to keynote for the Croatian Youth Network in March 2013 on civic youth work and models of US youth work.

Selected Publications

  1. VeLure Roholt, R. & Fisher, C. (in press). Expect the unexpected: International short-term study course pedagogies and practices.  Journal of Social Work Education.

  2. Baizerman, M., Fink, A., & VeLure Roholt, R. (in press).  From consilium to advice: A review of the evaluation and related literature on advice structures and processes.  New Directions for Evaluation, 136.

  3. VeLure Roholt, R. & Baizerman, M. (in press).  Towards the evaluation advice practice: Ethos, professional craft knowledge, practices, and skills.  New Directions for Evaluation, 136.

  4. VeLure Roholt, R. & Baizerman, M. (in press).  Evaluation advisory committees.  New Directions for Evaluation, 136.

  5. VeLure Roholt, R. (In press).  Advice giving in contested space.  New Directions for Evaluation, 136.

  6. VeLure Roholt, R., Hildreth, R.W., Baizerman, M. (Eds.) (2013) Civic Youth Work: Co-creating Democratic Youth Spaces.  Chicago: Lyceum Press.

  7. VeLure Roholt, R. & Baizerman, M. (2012). Being Practical, Being Safe: Doing Evaluations in Contested Spaces.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 35(1), 206-218.

  8. VeLure Roholt, R. (2012).  Co-creating inquiry: Democratizing youth research and evaluation, Croatia Youth Studies Journal, 4, 94-103.

  9. VeLure Roholt, R. & Baizerman, M. (Eds.) (2012). Special Section for Evaluation and Program Planning, entitled: Evaluation in Contested Spaces, 35(1), 139-218.

  10. VeLure Roholt, R. & Baizerman, M. (2011).  Preparing the next generation of professoriate in youth studies: Mapping the contested spaces.  In D. Fusco, Advancing youth work: Current trends, critical questions, 127-140.  New York: Routledge.

  11. VeLure Roholt, R. & Cutler, J. (2011).  Youth work as engagement.  In D. Fusco, Advancing youth work: Current trends, critical questions, 173-180.  New York: Routledge.

  12. VeLure Roholt, R. & Sheetal, R. (2011) Improving community-based youth work: Evaluation of an action research approach.  Child and Youth Services.

  13. VeLure Roholt, R. (2010).  Youth civic engagement: Developing a political self.  In J. Cheon & &Y. Lee (Eds.) Youth development and civic engagement, 145-160.  HWB Publishing: Seoul, Korea.

  14. Comption, D., Baizerman, M., & VeLure Roholt, R. (2010).  Managing evaluation: Responding to common problems with a 10-step process. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25 (2), 103-123.

  15. VeLure Roholt, R. (2009). Developing Civic Youth Work in Morocco: A Training for Trainers. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Human Rights and Democracy Institute.

  16. VeLure Roholt, R., VeLure Roholt, C., Pettis, S. & Smyth, P. (2008).  Citizens Now: A guidebook for building more democratic communities with young people.  Belfast, Northern Ireland: Public Achievement Northern Ireland.

  17. VeLure Roholt, R. & Smyth, P. (2007).  Democratic civic youthwork and implications for service-learning: Lessons from Northern Ireland.  Book Chapter in L. McIlrath & I. MacLabhrainn(Eds.) Higher education and civic engagement: International perspectives.  London: Open University Press.

  18. VeLure Roholt, R.; Hildreth, R.; Baizerman, M. (2007).  Becoming citizen: Deepening the craft of youth civic engagement. Child and Youth Services, 29(3/4), 1-182.

  19. Mattessich, P., Hendricks, S., VeLure Roholt, R. (2007) Using evaluation for results: The executive's guide to using evaluation data for fundraising, staffing, marketing, advocacy, impact, and more. St. Paul, MN: Fieldstone Alliance Publishing.

  20. VeLure Roholt, R. & Steiner, M.A. (2005).  "Not your typical job"--Youth science center, Science Museum of Minnesota.  Museum Curator, 48(2), pg. 141-157.

  21. VeLure Roholt, R. (2005). Democratic Civic Practice: A training curriculum for teachers and youthworkers. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Public Achievement (funded by United States Institute of Peace).

Selected Presentations

  1. VeLure Roholt, R.  “Good Citizens:” Young people’s stories of civic engagement.  2nd International Youth Studies Conference, June 2012.  Maynooth, Ireland.  Paper presentation.

  2. VeLure Roholt, R. Evaluating a contested national museum exhibit in a contested space: How evaluation can teach.  International Conference on Evaluation Practice, June 2012.  Pori, Finland. Paper Presentation.

  3. Baizerman, M. & VeLure Roholt, R. Evaluation advisory groups: A missing literature and practice.  American Evaluation Association Conference, November 2011, Anaheim, CA. Roundtable Discussion.

  4. VeLure Roholt, R. Youth work professional development.  National Association of Afterschool Conference, April 2011. Orlando, FL.  Panel Presentation.

  5. Johnston-Goodstar, K. & VeLure Roholt, R. Citizens of what? Civic engagement among young people of color.  White Privilege Conference, April 2011.  Minneapolis, MN. Panel Presentation.

  6. VeLure Roholt, R. Building an informed youth studies curriculum.  American Educational Research Association Conference, April 2011. New Orleans, LA.  Paper Presentation.

  7. Baizerman, M. & VeLure Roholt, R. Creating a youth development strategic plan.  Lao Youth Union, Vientiane, Laos.  July 2010.  Invited Consultation and Training.

  8. VeLure Roholt, R. & Whitt, J. Young people and healthy relationship development: Philosophies and strategies.  Minnesota Social Service Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  March 2010.  Training.

  9. VeLure Roholt, R. Conducting Evaluation in Contested Spaces: Describing and Understanding Evaluation Under These Conditions.  American Evaluation Association Conference,Orlando, FL. November 2009. Panel Chair.

  10. VeLure Roholt, R. Youth Civic Engagement: Effects, Benefits, Outcomes.  Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.  June 2009.  Invited Keynote Presentation for the 1st International Seminar at Chung-Ang University.

  11. VeLure Roholt, R. Youth Civic Engagement: The Making of the Political Self.  2nd Biennial World Conference, Lawrence, KS.  July 2008, Paper Presentation.