Dr. Thad Hall has over fourteen years of experience conducting public policy research for public sector clients and in academic settings. He has conducted research for the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the states of New Mexico and Utah, as well as local governments, including Los Angeles County, California. Thad worked with FMG to help organizations to evaluate, measure, understand, and influence the way people think and make decisions. He has particular expertise in the area of election administration and policy implementation.
Thad is a published author, with more than 40 research articles and book chapters and seven books - including Evaluating Elections: A Handbook of Methods and Standards and Authorizing Policy -covering topics related to elections and policy change. His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Demos, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Prior to joining Fors Marsh Group, Dr. Thad Hall was a professor of political science and served as the Director of the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration Programs at University of Utah. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Georgia, a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University, and a B.A. in political science from Oglethorpe University. He is a member of the American Political Science Association.