In May of 2018 we proudly announced that The Akribos Group and the Office of Evaluation Research and School Improvement, with The University of Alabama’s College of Education, had formed a strategic research partnership–The Innovative Programming Research Collaborative (IRPC). The stated intent and design of this private-public partnership is to provide educational research support and strategic consulting services to educational organizations, institutions, and non-profits.
As we continue to grow and expand this innovative research collaborative, we are pleased to announce that Karl Hamner, Ph.D. has joined our team of Professional Associates. Dr. Hamner currently serves the Director of the Office of Evaluation Research and School Improvement for The University of Alabama College of Education. He also serves on the UA Council for Community-Based Partnerships and is Co-Chair of the West Alabama Veteran Action Board. Dr. Hamner has been an education, social science and health researcher, program development and evaluation consultant, and training specialist for federal, state, county and community-based agencies. He has extensive experience in research and program evaluation, as well as conducting professional development workshops and trainings on a wide range of topics, including over 50 grant writing workshops.
Throughout his career, he has written or directed the development of numerous successful grant proposals for both small and very large grants. He has received funding from federal, state and local agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration, Housing and Urban Development, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration; as well as a wide array of private and corporate foundations, including The California Endowment, The David & Lucille Packard Foundation, The Mott Foundation, and The Alcoa Foundation. His Ph.D. in Sociology is from the University of California, Los Angeles.
We are indeed pleased to welcome Dr. Karl Hamner as a member of our professional team at The Akribos Group.