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Amy Thayer

Dir of Research
Achieve Agency

Amy N Thayer’s research integrates cross-disciplinary scholarship with mixed-methodological inquiry in an attempt to uncover specific mechanisms responsible for individuals’ behaviors. This exploration and identification of socio-cultural norms and behavioral habits is investigated by creating sound, theory-driven, evidence-based interventions/programs that effectively translate research into practice and that can be delivered in a variety of different settings. Amy has conducted examinations of youth philanthropy, philanthropy education, and the charitable giving of high net worth donors, as well as projects devoted to the understanding and promotion of generosity. She has a vast history in the nonprofit sector—previously leading research projects in a university setting, a major HMO, municipal government; and for organizations serving girls and at-risk youth. Amy has co-authored book chapters related to health and wellness in minority populations as well as generational differences in charitable giving. She has also served as Associate Faculty at Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, where she teaches Introduction to Research Methods. As Achieve’s Director of Research, Amy is responsible for identifying and devising appropriate methodologies and data-collection strategies for projects like the Millennial Impact Report and the Millennial Running Study. Amy received her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Events featuring Amy Thayer
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