Tim Ross is an applied researcher with 25 years of experience in child welfare research, analysis, and system reform. Prior to founding Action Research in 2010, Tim led the child welfare program at Child Trends and served as Director of Research during his ten years at the Vera Institute of Justice. Much of his work focuses on developing and evaluating interventions focused on improving permanency, services for transition age youth, parent representation, and prevention services. Tim is a member of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Evaluation Advisory Committee and serves as a thought partner with several research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. He has taught at the New York University Silver School of Social Work and at the City University of New York. He is the author of several publications, including Child Welfare: The Challenges of Collaboration and The Experiences of New York City Foster Children in HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials. A graduate of Williams College, Tim received his master’s and doctorate in government from the University of Maryland.