Dr. Wilson (Ph.D. Political Economy, University of Maryland, M.A. Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. Economics, University of Florida) has accumulated a wealth of diverse and complimentary experience in research project management, and a broad array of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies as a Lead Social Science Analyst for the Federal Government and as a Project Director in the private, independent research sector for over twenty years. Experience as a principal investigator and team leader in both sectors allows him to recognize the tensions and complementarities between both that, when properly managed, lead to optimal outcomes.