Dennis Okyere, PhD

Dr. Dennis Okyere has more than 8 years of experience in project implementation, management, and evaluation of social policies and programs using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Dr. Okyere’s rich experience leading quantitative analysis tasks includes the development of a protocol to transfer, clean, match, merge, and analyze complex longitudinal administrative datasets in research projects for various Federal Government clients, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Dr. Okyere harmonized large amounts of administrative data to create sampling frames for the purposes of sampling WIC participants and applicants for FNS, and he conducted rigorous statistical analyses for estimating Fair Market Rents for HUD. Dr. Okyere has experience leading complex research and evaluation projects for several international firms, including OAK Development Advisory, Kumasi Institute of Technology Energy, Vision Consult, and JDP Consult, for which he developed complex survey and sampling designs; oversaw data management, including imputation of missing data and weighting; conducted econometric‐based quantitative data analyses; wrote reports and manuscripts for publication; and presented results to funding agencies. Dr. Okyere earned his Master of Public Policy and his PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. He also earned a certification in time series and dynamic modeling from the University of Essex. Dr. Okyere is a member of the Transportation Research Board and the Association for Public Policy Analyses and Management.

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