Associate Director for Research
Alison Cook-Davis is Associate Director for Research at Morrison Institute for Public Policy, an applied research institute at Arizona State University.
Previously, Cook-Davis was Assistant Director for Program Evaluation within the Arizona State University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness. Within her tenure at ASU, Cook-Davis has led research and evaluation activities for over 50 separate grant-funded programs or initiatives focused on the evaluation of student success, outreach impacts, innovative learning techniques, and STEM-related interventions and curricula.
Prior to joining UOEEE, she supported the research and program evaluation efforts of Maricopa County Adult Probation Department, coordinated and executed the research and program evaluation for a large Department of Justice Second Chance Act grant. These efforts included monitoring, assessing, and evaluating the impacts of program outcomes.
Cook-Davis holds a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She also earned Master’s in Legal Studies from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.