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Alison O'Toole, Program Director

Alison is a Program Director for Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s statewide expanded learning network and has been with the Foundation since September 2021. 
Alison earned a B.A. in Classics and Religious Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She served as an Instructor at UNL for three years, teaching a variety of Political Science courses including Public Policy, Political Ideas, and Comparative Politics. She brings both quantitative and qualitative research experience and a strong appreciation for the benefits of using research to improve public policy and program development and application to the BSB team.