Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is a sociologist with over 25 years of program planning, evaluation, and research experience in the areas of health, homelessness, violence against women, organizational development, child and maternal health issues, criminal justice, substance use, and mental health issues. She taught undergraduate courses in sociology and research methodology for four years at the University of New Mexico. She has been the Principal Investigator for several federal grants and has been a speaker at many National conferences. She has extensive experience in conducting strength-based program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, writing grant proposals and research reports, and working with culturally diverse populations. Since 1991, she has worked on many cross-site, national evaluations and since 1994, with several community and state-level programs in New Mexico, utilizing a participatory approach and providing meaningful, client-driven program planning and evaluation.