Christy Allison

Christy Allison is a pragmatic, mixed-methods evaluator with over 20 years of experience in international education and international development. She has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research that is utilization-focused within specific local contexts. She has worked in 56 countries with a philosophy of instilling capacity and leveraging local knowledge to meet development challenges related to poverty alleviation, education, economic growth, and human rights. Her work has included research on sensitive social issues, such as human trafficking; gender relations; domestic violence; post-war ethnic reconciliation; deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities; youth engagement; education reform; child welfare reform; gender-sensitive evaluation; and measuring social change. Dr. Allison has conducted research and evaluations for a range of clients, including the philanthropic sector, USAID, FCDO, and the U.S. Departments of State, Labor, Agriculture, and Homeland Security.

Dr. Allison completed her undergraduate and master’s-level graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, and she received her PhD in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development from the University of Minnesota. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter.