Erin Geary has nearly 15 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and implementing community-based program evaluation efforts, providing technical assistance on the research design process, and developing training curricula.
Geary has provided content expertise on Indian child welfare issues to federal leadership and worked closely with tribal nations and national organizations to conduct qualitative and quantitative research, evaluate programs, and build workforce capacity. Currently, he manages technical assistance to tribal communities as deputy director of the Tribal Evaluation Institute project. He directs the Multisite Implementation Evaluation of State-Tribal Collaborations, leads tribal collaboration work for the Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in Child Welfare project, co-leads technical assistance for the State-Tribal Collaboration Community of Practice, and provides technical assistance to tribal communities through the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building project.
Prior to joining JBA in 2013, Geary was awarded a senior fellowship through Casey Family Programs. In that role, he worked directly with the commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. He received a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Utah and an M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota Duluth.