Applied Policy Research Institute (APRI)

Jane Dockery

Associate Director

Jane Dockery has 25 years of experience in applied research consulting. She co-leads a data analytics team at Wright State University, and has expertise in strategic planning and consensus building, economic impact analysis, workforce development, primary and secondary data analysis, and policy and program evaluation serving as a third-party evaluator for many U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education grants. She holds a certificate from the McNellis Compression Planning Institute and has facilitated strategic planning processes and/or managed multi-year programs with such organizations as the Ohio Public Health Partnership and the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, and with literally hundreds of individual organizations. Ms. Dockery has a Master’s degree in Business Administration issued via the Air Force Institute of Technology and, also graduated with a degree in English from Wright State University. She holds a professional writing certificate, has a plethora of accounting credits from Wright State University, and successfully passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Jane is referred to by her Cleveland colleagues as the “Data Diva of Dayton.” Jane serves on the Finance Committee of her Church along with serving on several other committees. She enjoys attending silent Zen retreats, gardening, and really any reason to be outside, as well as strength-based exercising (not so much the aerobic sort, but she does them anyway).