Institute for Families in Society

Faculty and Staff

Tristan Collier

Title: Research Associate
Department: CMHR
Institute for Families in Society
Phone: 803-777-6218
Ron Morgan

(MA, Psychology, University of South Carolina)
I have joined the Institute to assist with program evaluation including data management, quantitative analysis, and quality improvement for several IFS programs and partnerships under Dr. Cheri Shapiro. I spent several years as a post-bachelor research specialist and as a graduate student under Mark Weist with the School Behavioral Health Team. During this time, I gained more experience with program evaluation and mixed methods approaches to research and evaluation.

I am passionate about translational research and distilling complex evaluation results into actionable steps for improving the quality of programs for the families and communities. I am also an adjunct instructor through the UofSC Psychology department, and I am pursuing licensure as a professional counselor.