Timothy Ross is managing partner of Action Research Partners. He has over 20 years of experience in applied research, policy, and evaluation. Prior to founding Action Research, he directed the child welfare program and the parenting and family dynamics group at Child Trends. Dr. Ross worked for a decade at the Vera Institute of Justice, served as its Research Director, and in 2009 was named the first Vera Affiliated Scholar. Dr. Ross also teaches research methods at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, has authored numerous research reports, articles, and book chapters, and advises several leading foundations and service providers. He holds a B.A. from Williams College and received his doctorate in government and politics from the University of Maryland.