I’m the Dalton Roberts Professor of Public Administration and MPA Program Coordinator at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, program planning, and program evaluation. I also push students to learn outside the classroom through engagement in our community. I hold a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the joint program of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. My own research has to do with interactions between public policy and the nonprofit sector. Right now, I’m working on a project about how federal grant programs promote the use of empirical evidence in social service program delivery. In addition to being a professor, I also maintain a small program evaluation consulting practice, serve on the board of a large nonprofit organization, teach Sunday School, play a little piano, make a little art, and enjoy being a homebody with my wife and four kids.