Dr. Ruth Hubbell McKey Joins ICF International
Expert in Human Services, Child Development, and Family Studies
Fairfax, Virginia, April 4, 2007 -
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) announced today that Dr. Ruth Hubbell McKey has joined the firm as a vice president and senior researcher serving the firm’s early education clients. She has more than 25 years of research, training and technical assistance, and evaluation experience in the areas of human services, child development, and family studies. Dr. McKey will assist civilian and military government agencies and private sector and nonprofit organizations in structuring, standardizing, and evaluating their early care and education programs to achieve the highest possible quality and performance.
“Dr. McKey’s deep experience in consulting on Head Start and other education and human services programs will be a tremendous asset, especially for our clients who are striving to ensure quality early care and education,” said Gerald Croan, an executive vice president at ICF.
Dr. McKey joins ICF from SRI International, where she focused on early childhood research and strategic planning. Her expertise includes study design, questionnaire development, child assessment, mail and telephone surveys, personal interviews, focus groups, and case studies. She has conducted survey and field research on early childhood education programs across the country, provided training and technical assistance to early childhood and child care programs, and facilitated numerous work groups addressing family and child development issues. Prior to working at SRI, Dr. McKey spent 11 years at Xtria as Director of the Research and Program Services Division, where she led major early childhood education studies, including working with Westat on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey, Head Start National Reporting System, and Evaluation of the Abbott Early Childhood Education Study. Dr. McKey has a Ph.D and M.S. in Human Service Studies from Cornell University; an M.S. in Child Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University; and a B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Tennessee.
“I am pleased to join a firm that will give me the opportunity to support providers and government agencies as they face increased legislative scrutiny to enhance early education services and ensure that children enter school ready to learn,” said Dr. McKey.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.
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