Steve Shewfelt leads Ingenuity’s Director of Data & Research, where he advances data-driven decision making for arts education through Ingenuity’s one-of-a-kind artlook® platform, annual State of the Arts reports, and a multitude of other data and research projects. In his previous positions, Steve has led research and evaluation projects for foundations and arts and culture organizations across the country while at Slover Linett Audience Research and served as the deputy director of the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Prior to his time at the NEA, Steve conducted quantitative and qualitative research for the Department of Defense, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Carter Center. His research has taken him throughout the United States and to Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Bosnia.
Steve holds a PhD in political science with a focus on quantitative analysis from Yale University, an MA in international studies from DePaul University, and a BA from Northwestern University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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