John W. Curtis is an independent consultant providing research and evaluation services to organizations in education, labor, and international affairs. He is an experienced quantitative and qualitative social science researcher focusing on higher education, diversity and equity issues, membership associations, labor, and international development. He was previously director of research for the American Sociological Association and the American Association of University Professors. In earlier years he worked at community colleges in Montana and Virginia, and at universities in Germany and Kenya. He holds a PhD in sociology from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming. He is the father of two adult children and has two granddaughters, and lives in Washington, DC.