Timothy Ross directs the Child Welfare, Health, and Justice Program at the Vera Institute of Justice. Since coming to Vera in 1999, Tim has led Vera’s child welfare research projects. From 2002 to 2006, he was Vera’s director of research. He has also served on the New York City Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner’s Advisory Board. The author of numerous reports and articles, Dr. Ross’s current research examines issues related to the participation of foster children in clinical trials, youth aging out of foster care, and the training of child protection managers. He has undergraduate degrees from Williams College and the University of Kent at Canterbury and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
Dylan Conger is an assistant professor at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University. She also worked at the Vera Institute of Justice and at New York University’s Urban Education Project. Her research and teaching interests focus on social and education policy, with an emphasis on race/ethnicity, poverty, and nativity. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from New York University.