Daniel Kloepfer joined the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs as a Research Associate in December 2014. He is a member of the Planning, Evaluation, and Education Research (PEER) team working mostly on program evaluations. His primary responsibilities include project management, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and survey development and dissemination. His project work focuses in the areas of social services, education, energy/environment/economic development, and community engagement in the Appalachian region, as well as throughout Ohio. He received a Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) with a concentration in environmental policy from Oregon State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from Ohio University. He is particularly interested in environmental and natural resource policy, and local level governance.