Season Hoard, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Director
Season has been a Project Manager with DGSS since 2016, and is responsible for developing applied research designs, conducting evaluation research, coordinating research projects, and managing client expectations. Prior to 2016, Dr. Hoard served as the Research Coordinator for the unit (since 2012), coordinating and conducting applied research projects.
Prior to joining DGSS, Season earned her Ph.D. from the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at WSU with a focus on comparative public policy and gender and politics. She developed expertise in mixed-methodology and policy analysis during this time, and utilizes these skills at DGSS to design, conduct and lead quality evaluation research in the Pacific Northwest. Through her evaluation research experience with DGSS, Dr. Hoard has gained considerable expertise in secondary data analyses, needs assessments for organizations, qualitative and quantitative methods, and survey methodology. She provides consultation on research design and analyses, including survey sampling, design, implementation and analysis.
Through her leadership on DGSS projects, she has helped numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations in the Pacific Northwest, and conducted applied research projects on numerous topics, including biased policing, low-income senior housing needs, trust in law enforcement, and impact of minimum wage increases in Washington State.
Updated on 6/21/19