As Executive Director for Programs, Tim oversees the entirety of the Ash Center's public and research programs. Previously Tim served as the Associate Director for Democratic Governance at the Ash Center where he oversaw the Ash Center’s democracy initiatives and student programs. He is a contributing author with Stephen Goldsmith and Gigi Georges on The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good (2010) and co-author on a 2013 series of three occasional papers from the Ash Centertitled Improving the Local Landscape for Innovation.
Before joining the Ash Center in 2006, Tim received his M.S. in public affairs from the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he studied international relations with a focus on democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy. He has enjoyed public service roles in the areas of affordable housing, youth development, and community relations, and received a B.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997.