Stacie Furia, PhD – Dissertation Consultant and Statistician
Stacie Furia earned her Ph.D. (and MA) in Sociology, with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies, from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Her BA, from Vanderbilt, was also in Sociology and Women’s Studies, with a minor in English. At the doctoral level, her focus areas were gender, culture, and institutions, specifically focusing on women in the military. Stacie is an expert researcher with over a decade of experience leading research teams, constructing, conducting, and analyzing large scale applied research projects for program and policy evaluation. She is well versed in both qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis, and her passion and expertise lies in mixed methodology. Throughout her career, Stacie has employed empirical research in support of socially focused program and policy improvement. Her projects include supporting equal access to military service for all people, regardless of sex/gender/or sexual orientation, increasing the impact of international aid in war-torn villages impacted by terrorism, increasing educational access for students from under-resourced communities in the United States, as well as ensuring diverse populations have a positive university experience. Stacie has extensive experience working as an evaluation consultant to national and international non-profits, and is currently teaching Research methods in the Sociology department at UCSB. Her life’s mission is to use data, and help others better understand and deploy data in their own work, to make the world a better place!