Mr. McConnell received his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Michigan State University and a master of public administration degree with a focus on nonprofit leadership and administration from Western Michigan University.
Also notable: Mr. McConnell is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the Michigan Association for Evaluation.
Mr. McConnell is an expert researcher and organizational leader who is skilled at identifying opportunities for learning and improvement; designing and conducting insightful, actionable research; and managing budgets and human capital.
His expertise includes research and evaluation of innovation, workforce development policies and programs, sector-based strategies, public-private partnerships, small business and entrepreneurship markets, and human service programs. He has led program evaluations and consultations for a variety of clients funded through federal, philanthropic, and local sources.
Mr. McConnell is proficient at utilizing qualitative methods to illuminate quantitative outcomes and elevate the voices of all stakeholders. He is also skilled at communicating research methods and findings to diverse audiences.