Clinton Sears
Staff

Clinton Sears

Director of Research, Evaluation, and Impact

Clinton leads research efforts to ensure that PMC collects rigorous impact data using optimal methods. This includes all aspects of research study design: writing proposals, developing surveys, collaborating with partners and external researchers, managing data collection and analysis, and working with PMC staff to share results. Internally, Clinton supports strategic improvements to PMC’s Theory of Change, the process for creating, monitoring, and evaluating radio serial dramas and other media, and thinking through how to best visualize and communicate data.

Clinton started his career in development as a science teacher with the US Peace Corps in the Philippines and later taught in South Korea for many years. He has extensive experience as an evaluator and researcher and is particularly interested in the use of mobile, web-based, and other technologies that improve access to data for learning and decision-making. He has a long history of support to USAID programming. That includes monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) oversight of 30+ USAID contracts while he worked at Tetra Tech ARD and as Research Director of the Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance Project while at FHI360.

HIS FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PMC

Clinton appreciates PMC’s strong culture of data use and that staff are eager to learn from PMC’s work and identify areas where PMC’s impact is greatest in order to build on those successes.

EDUCATION
  • Tulane University, BS
  • Emory University, MPH
  • Cornell University, certificate in management for results
OUT OF THE OFFICE

Clinton grew up in New Hampshire and now lives in Vermont, where he hikes, skis, knits, gardens, and takes care of his lovable dog, Remy.

FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE, PODCAST, TV SHOW

Clinton’s favorites include In Our Time BBC podcast and Design Matters podcast.