Peter Nelson is the Director of Research and Innovation at ServeMinnesota where he engages with ServeMinnesota pilot programs and existing programs to ensure key principles of effective implementation and evidence-building occur. Peter has more than 10 years of experience in research and evaluation methodology with a particular focus on the educational context. Before joining ServeMinnesota, Peter was an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Penn State University. In addition to his direct work with AmeriCorps programs, Peter has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and helped secure over 2 million dollars in funding to facilitate new program development and research related to data-based decision making and academic intervention in the school setting. Peter holds a B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College, an M.A. in Education from the University of Mississippi, and an M.Ed and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in School Psychology. Peter serves on the editorial board for School Psychology Review, School Psychology Forum and Assessment for Effective Intervention.