Patton’s (2020) book, Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles, will expand your knowledge of evaluation, research, the Anthropocene, global issues, and the planet. In 2023, it is important that we understand the impact of our past and present actions on the planet and the future of humanity. Patton’s principles, supported with comics, figures, and exhibits, will grow evaluators in the knowledge, skills, and mindset to make a positive future difference in our planet and humanity. Methodologists will appreciate a new way to examine evaluation and grow as professionals while professors will have a source to add to their course content.


Anthropocene, evaluation, Paulo Freire, research, systems thinking

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Dr. Richard H. Rogers is the deputy superintendent for the Houston County School District in the State of Georgia and a professor of curriculum and research with Columbus State University. Dr. Rogers earned his doctorate degree in K-12 Leadership from Valdosta State University. His educational interests include education, leadership, curriculum theory, and qualitative research. Dr. Rogers is the author of a chapter in a book titled Democracy and Decency: What Does Education Have To Do With It? (Information Age Publishing, 2016). In addition, he published a journal article in 2021 titled “Educational Futures: Conflicting Visions for Acirema.” Dr. Rogers may be contacted via e-mail at rickyalicia1999@gmail.com, followed on twitter at @drrhrogers, or connected through LinkedIn.

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