Brian Butler

Brian Butler
Program Evaluation Director (FCS/PDE)
Office: 
25 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 
614-247-6524
Biography: 

Brian grew up in central Ohio, but obtained his undergraduate degree in the northeast part of the state at Mount Union College (Major: biology, Minors: chemistry and art). After graduation, he relocated to Oakland, CA and coordinated youth initiatives in the public school system for the East Bay Conservation Corps. In 2001, Brian moved to Oregon and continued to manage non-profit programs serving low-income populations in the Portland metropolitan area. He returned to Ohio in 2007, and spent seven years at Columbus Public Health as a planner and epidemiologist, earning his MPH from The Ohio State University in 2010. In fall 2014, Brian came to OSU Extension, where he serves as a program ealuation director working with the Program Development and Evaluation (PDE) unit. He also provides evaluation guidance to family and consumer sciences programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Brian lives on a hobby farm north of Columbus with his wife, daughter, and many animals.

Primary PDE Responsibilities:
  • Assist personnel at the county, region, and state levels as they design and develop instrumentation; implement, analyze, and report evaluation and impact studies

  • Develop and disseminate program planning, reporting, and analysis materials

  • Design and implement Extension Education and Research Area (EERA), region, and statewide workshops for program planning, evaluation, and reporting

  • Set up and manage online Evaluation of Effective Extension Teaching (EEETs) for distance / online learning for OSU Extension teaching professionals