Kevin Hylton has a PhD in Sociology from Howard University, a MA in Higher Education Administration and over two decades of experience serving as a research scientist, evaluator, technical advisor and policy advisor to Federal, State and local governments and non-profit organizations. Most of his research has focused on understanding and improving health disparities and educational inequities among underserved, minority populations. Currently, he serves as program evaluator to small research companies and non-profit organizations. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at colleges and universities in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area where he teaches behavioral and social science courses. Having co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, he has also presented papers at professional meetings and conferences. Kevin is well-versed in conducting small and large-scale mix-method studies and also has provided support and advising on both qualitative and quantitative studies. His content expertise includes substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, issues in healthcare, diversity and race/ethnic relations, domestic violence and educational outcomes. Kevin is passionate about helping graduate students navigate the challenges and obstacles of pursuing a graduate degree and writing their dissertation. He firmly believes that there is solution to every challenge and obstacle that a student encounters in their pursuit of their graduate degree.