Christopher King

Austin, Texas

Chris King, PhD, is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs and a senior research scientist at the Ray Marshall Center, which he directed from 1991 to 2014. He co-led a team that designed CareerAdvance®, Tulsa’s 2-Generation program, in 2008-2009 and has been evaluating the program with colleagues at Northwestern, NYU and Columbia since 2011. He co-chairs Austin’s 2-Generation Advisory Committee, is on the Casey Foundation’s Two-Generation Strategic Evidence-Building Advisory Group and leads the evaluation of the National Association of Workforce Boards’ 2-Generation Initiative for the Kellogg Foundation.

Stories featuring Christopher King

A commitment to rigorous learning and evaluation is fundamental to the implementation of a two-generation (2Gen) approach so that we’re measuring how well programs and policies serve the whole family. This is reflected in research being the first principle of a 2Gen approach, and it’s embedded in the day-to-day work of Ascend’s 450+ nationwide Network Partners. These visionary practitioners and systems …

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Ascend NetworkMarch 10, 2022
Ascend Fellows are visionary leaders who come from a variety of backgrounds and bring expertise from different sectors and disciplines to the Fellowship. Here is a selection of their publications and case studies. Publications: Two Open Windows: Infant and Parent Neurobiologic Change: by Ascend Fellow Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura explores new research on parent brain …

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BlogApril 12, 2018