Chris Weare, Ph.D.

Data Analytics and Research Manager

Chris Weare, Ph.D., Manager of Data Analytics and Research for Sacramento Steps Forward.

He received a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MPP and PhD in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to his work at Sacramento Steps Forward he lectures at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley where he teaches courses on program evaluation and performance management.

Dr. Weare has wide ranging experience as a policy analyst and program evaluator.  He has conducted major, multi-year evaluations of a citizen participation reform in Los Angeles and Mayor Garcetti’s initiative to introduce data-driven management into Los Angeles City Departments.

Beyond teaching and conducting research at Berkeley and USC, he worked in the US Congress where he drafted amendments to the bill that became the 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act and worked as a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.