Dallas Elgin, PhD
Dr. Dallas J. Elgin is a Senior Research Associate with 2M Research. He holds Bachelor of Science, Political Science from Florida State University and received his PhD in Public Affairs, with an emphasis in Public Policy, from the University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs. Dr. Elgin has more than 9 years of professional public policy research experience in the public and private sectors. At 2M, Dr. Elgin’s responsibilities include developing research designs, data collection, utilizing econometric and mixed-methods research methodologies to conduct rigorous evaluations, and summarizing and communicating research findings. Dr. Elgin’s previous experience includes serving as a Senior Researcher at the Colorado Department of Human Services, where he served as the state’s senior expert in internal and contracted program evaluation efforts. In that position, Dr. Elgin was responsible for conducting policy and program analyses and evaluations that examined the policy context, implementation, outcomes, and costs of human services programs. His policy-focused research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Public Administration, Review of Policy Research, and Children and Youth Services Review, among others.