John Foster-Bey is President and CEO at CSR, Inc., a leading provider of professional and technical services to government, private, and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Foster-Bey has more than 30 years of experience in program evaluation, performance measurement, research studies, and quantitative analysis. He joined CSR in 2008 after 5 years as senior advisor to the Director of Research and Policy Development at the Corporation for National and Community Services. Dr. Foster-Bey offered CNCS and other clients analytical and methodological support for important studies on social capital, community service, and volunteering. He also served as a designee on the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for four years. In addition, Dr. Foster-Bey was also the lead author on several studies on volunteering.
Before joining CSR, Dr. Foster-Bey directed a research program on workforce development and community economic development in a regional context for five years at the Urban Institute. During this time, he authored several papers and book chapters including a study on how to improve the effectiveness of TANF work requirements. John also spent more than a dozen years as a senior program executive at the Ford, MacArthur, and Northwest Area Foundations. He also has experience in the private sector as a business and project analyst and in the local government and non-profit sector.
Dr. Foster-Bey earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Hartford, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, and a doctorate in liberal studies from Georgetown University.