Asaph Glosser, a Senior Research Associate in MEF Associates’ Seattle office, has substantial experience conducting research and evaluation projects for government and non-profit clients. He uses his expertise in policies relating to welfare, child support enforcement, employment and training, workforce investment, and disability to provide in-depth analysis of specific federal, state, and local programs.
Asaph has managed program evaluations for city, state, and federal agencies as well as non-profit partners. He also has extensive experience working with sites on all phases of randomized control trials. This includes recruiting sites, designing and implementing rigorous research designs, and conducting qualitative field research. Asaph has authored numerous research reports and policy briefs and regularly presents his work to policymakers, practitioners, and others in the research community.
Asaph’s recent work includes leading a qualitative study of financial counseling programs, evaluating a subsidized employment program in Los Angeles County, and evaluating career pathways programs in three Washington State community and technical colleges and one operated by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle and King County. His ongoing work includes a project testing the application of behavioral insights to the child support system, a study of office culture in TANF offices, and a study of alternatives to contempt in the child support program.
Asaph has a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College. When Asaph isn’t working, he spends as much time as possible either in his garden or exploring the beaches, mountains, and forests of the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two young sons.