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ASSOCIATE STAFF

Hannah Lee, M.A.


Research Analyst

Hannah Lee is a research analyst with Social Dynamics, LLC. Ms. Lee mainly does qualitative research analysis on Pathways to Career (PTC) programs and is also involved with evaluation of Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). Her responsibilities include report writing and editing, data collection, survey development and analysis, and site visit supports. Before joining Social Dynamics, LLC, she has done qualitative comparison analysis on international organizations and global development. Ms. Lee has MA in Political Science from San Diego State University and BA in Political Science from University of California, San Diego. She was awarded Provost Honors multiple times at UCSD and won Keith Behner scholarship at SDSU.

Amy Rowland, M.F.A.


Senior Editor

Amy K. Rowland provides overall technical editing support on all deliverables and outgoing correspondences. She is responsible for formatting, editorial consultation, and the management of deliverable quality assurance. She is also responsible for Web site and social media management. Additionally, she has worked as an author on several reports for the Department of Labor and has also served as a Project Manager for a workplace flexibility synthesis report for the Women’s Bureau. Prior to her work at Social Dynamics, Ms. Rowland spent five years working for a global medical publishing company. Ms. Rowland received her B.A. in English with a concentration in writing from Towson University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & the Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore.

Aaron Searson, Ph.D.


Melissa Williamson, B.A.


Research Associate

Melissa Williamson has been a Research Associate at Social Dynamics, LLC for six years. She has done research on flexible workplace policies, Latina employment, including historical immigration laws and policies, Individualized Learning Plans, State education reporting and testing, payroll data collection methods and technology, the Business Case for hiring persons with disabilities, the Disabilities Employment Initiative evaluation including researching and writing state economic profiles, disabled women veterans, the use of games as teaching tools for youth and adults with disabilities, Employment First legislation and policy changes, an Employment First Community of Practice survey, and State legislation changes under the Americans with Disabilities Act for projects with the U.S. Department of Labor.

She also worked on the January 2011 ODEP-Women’s Bureau Forum, called Advancing Workplace Flexibility Policy and Practices, by contacting participants and taking notes for one of the discussion groups. She helped in establishing the Employment First state profiles on the Lead Center web site. For the payroll data collection project she worked in particular on the technology and computer sections, based on her previous work in electronics, and contributed to the final report.

Melissa was a Renaissance Scholar at Montgomery College where she completed her Associates degree. She is now working on her Bachelors in History and Asian Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. While at Montgomery College she had an internship at the Library of Congress in the Poetry and Literature Office where she did research on authors, wrote press releases and letters, and helped with special functions including readings.