Dr. Martin Hill is the Associate Director, Research and Evaluation at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center. Dr. Hill has over thirty years of applied research experience in various capacities within government, academia, non-profit, and for-profit settings. He has extensive experience in program evaluation, needs assessment, and survey research. Prior to coming to Kovler Center, Dr. Hill was Director of the Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research at Hope College. He received his initial post-graduate research training with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons where he worked on a national longitudinal study evaluating drug treatment programs in the federal prison system. In addition to working at Kovler Center he is President of his own research and consulting firm VIP Research and Evaluation. Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in sociology, specializing in medical sociology and applied research and evaluation. In 2021, he received an Alumni Achievement Award from WMU for his decades of work in applied social science research.