Steven Lichty, PhD – Evaluation & Research Advisor

Dr. Steven Lichty is I4DI’s  Evaluation, & Research Advisor. He has nearly 15 years of experience with international development in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. These experiences include: design, monitoring, and evaluation of a range of global programs, including those in post-conflict, transitional, and fragile environments; program management in various sectors (grant writing, donor reporting, human resources, logistics, finances, public relations, and strategic planning); and extensive qualitative research in East Africa. He practices a coaching style of leadership to facilitate innovate, collaborative, and culturally sensitive environments. Steven’s education is multi-disciplinary in scope—African politics, development studies, international relations, anthropology, business, economics, and communications. He has a PhD from the University of Florida. His Fulbright-funded dissertation research explored the internal dynamics of churches in Kenya and how these religious pedagogies of political socialization influence socioeconomic development. He also has a Master’s degree from Baylor University, a Bachelor’s degree from Goshen College, and a Certificate in Social Sector Leadership from the Haas School of Business (UC-Berkeley). He maintains an ongoing research interest in cultural and religious worldviews’ impact on theories of change, political anthropology of power and development, holistic analysis of organizational and project performance, and cognitive sociology.


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