Steven Shewfelt joined Ingenuity as Director of Data & Research from Slover Linett Audience Research, where, as a Senior Associate, he led multiple research and evaluation projects for leading foundations and arts and culture organizations across the country. He previously served as the deputy director of the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he was involved in a wide variety of research and evaluation projects.
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, the Carter Center, and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. His research has taken him throughout the United States and to Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Bosnia.
Steve has also worked in the conflict management field, facilitating large and small group discussions of complex social problems and highly controversial issues. Among his clients were the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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.