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Kimberly Hoyt

Project Manager, Center for State and Local Finance | Administrative Director, International Center of Public Policy

Dr. Kimberly 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 of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2017, a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. Her research interest 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. Her dissertation topic was “Foster care, public good, and privatization: A comparative secondary analysis of child welfare performance outcomes.” Dr. 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; and also sat on panels and lectured BSW and MSW students on topics such as “An Overview of the Child Welfare System”, “Economic Class and Child Welfare”, “Assessment and Treatment of Trauma in Children”, and “Behavioral Methods in Social Work Practice.”