About the Author
Dr. Bernadette Wright is founder of Meaningful Evidence, where she helps nonprofits to use social research to make a bigger difference. She works with organizations in the areas of health, human services, housing, and education. She has delivered dozens of evaluation related workshops and webinars at local, national, and international events. Before starting her own business, Dr. Wright was Consultant at The Lewin Group, where she conducted and managed research on aging and disability issues for federal clients. Before that, she was Policy Research Analyst at AARP Public Policy Institute, where she analyzed proposed legislation and regulations and developed publications on supportive services and community living. In her early career, she was Senior Evaluation Specialist at the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development. She earned her PhD in public policy/program evaluation from the University of Maryland. She is passionate about advancing equity and social justice. Dr. Wallis is a Fulbright alumnus, international visiting professor, award-wining scholar, and Executive Coordinator at ASK MATT Solutions. An interdisciplinary thinker, his publications cover a range of fields including psychology, ethics, science, management, organizational learning, entrepreneurship, and policy with dozens of publications, hundreds of citations, and a growing list of international co-authors. In addition, he supports doctoral candidates at Capella University in the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Following a career in corrosion control, he earned his PhD at Fielding Graduate University and took early retirement to pursue his passion - leveraging innovative insights to advance science for the betterment of the world. On those occasions when he is not striving to revolutionize the social sciences, he may be found fencing epee, playing chess, or riding his side-car rig "Igor."