Lilias Jones Jarding is Thunder Valley CDC’s Director of Evaluation. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public and Human Services Administration. She has worked in the academic and non-profit sectors, has experience with a number of evaluation systems, and has taught evaluation methods to students and to other professionals. Dr. Jarding’s awards include a Bush Leadership Fellowship, a Western Governor’s Association research award, two research fellowships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Adrienne Kaufmann Peace with Justice Award. Dr. Jarding’s academic specialty is Environmental Policy.