Love at First Regression
By Kareen Curry, WE Communications Committee Volunteer
William E. Pate, II, is a principal at a consulting organization he shares with his wife -- Adhoc Analytics -- which opened in 2010. The two met romantically discussing Hierarchical Linear regressions over drinks at a happy hour. Their organization continues to explore their interest in data and statistics, which sets them apart in the evaluation community. They have done work for the federal government, nonprofits and collaborating with other consultants. Sharing their expertise in statistics to help compliment and bolster the narrative and loop quantitative analysis into qualitative analysis are the company’s core beliefs. They help to answer questions such as: How much is a program helping people?; Is a program cost effective?; What are the inefficiencies?; and How can a program improve?
Bill has a Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Wichita State University. He first fell into evaluation with his time as an applied researcher at the American Psychology Association (APA). In 2001, he was tasked with developing an evaluation report for a summer program for Underrepresented Minorities in Neuroscience at APA to help win a competitive renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health. As of now, he still helps this program, and they have scored funding for each year except for two since his involvement.
Outside of work, you can find Bill with either a saw or a book. He enjoys renovating and building built-in furniture for his house. He also loves reading a good murder mystery; his favorites are from the series Crowther Westerman murder mysteries by Imogen Robertson. You might also catch Bill and his wife at a great 80s concert. He speaks highly of the one-hit wonders concert held annually in the District of Columbia.
Bill has been a member of Washington Evaluators for approximately four years. He discovered it through networking opportunities with the American Evaluation Association independent consultants topical interest group. He enjoys the WE newsletters, brown bags, and the annual Holiday Party. We hope you can not only connect with Bill on Twitter (@wpateii), but at the next WE Holiday party as well.