Steve Shewfelt is Director of Data & Research at Ingenuity, where he advances data-driven decision making for arts education through Ingenuity’s one-of-a-kind artlook® platform and data and research projects like the annual State of the Arts report. Steve has led research and evaluation projects for foundations and arts and culture organizations at Slover Linett Audience Research and served as the deputy director of the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Steve has conducted quantitative and qualitative research for the Department of Defense, the World Bank, the UNDP, and the Carter Center. His research has taken him throughout the United States and to Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Bosnia. He holds a PhD from Yale University, an MA from DePaul University, and a BA from Northwestern University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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