Kim Hoyt is the manager of the Kenny A. v. Deal Court Monitoring Project in the Center for State and Local Finance of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS). She also serves as the administrative director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders in the International Center for Public Policy of AYSPS. She earned a doctorate in social work from the University of Georgia, a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kennesaw State University. Her research interests include child welfare research and policy analysis, social service system reform, program and economic evaluations of social services, and professional development of minorities in academia. Hoyt has published articles in journals such as Research on Social Work Practice, Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Journal of Public Child Welfare.