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GSH is an applied research firm specializing in providing organizations with innovative, collaborative, and strategic approaches to program evaluation, data-informed decision making, and organizational effectiveness.

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Program Evaluation

GSH takes a context-driven approach to understand your organization and stakeholders
to develop appropriate and actionable evaluation plans.

Logic Models│Research Methodology│Data Collection & Analysis│Reporting


Focus on your business and clients and not time chasing down data. GSH has access
to more than 1,000 data fields from the U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, State
Governments, and proprietary sources.


K-12│Higher Education│Custom Surveys

Data Visualization & Story Telling

Data must be understood to be useful in producing positive change. GSH specializes in
making data relatable and actionable to wide and diverse audiences.

Tableau and Excel

Visualizations│Data Story Telling

Statistical Analysis

GSH provides a variety of statistical services from design to descriptive statistics to
advanced multivariate analysis.


Survival Analysis│Group Differences│Reliability│MANOVA│More!

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The Team


Tom Hughes, Ph. D.

Dr. Tom Hughes is the Founder and President of the GSH Group. Tom spent 22 years as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research and Grants at Yavapai College. Tom also served as the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer and Chair of the Institutional Review Board.

Before higher education, Tom worked in the healthcare industry for both private and public organizations. Dr. Hughes served in various research capacities, including a statistician, human capital analyst, and epidemiologist.

Since 1992, Dr. Hughes’ research consulting has provided organizations and individuals with a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research services including, survey research, program evaluation, labor market analyses, focus groups, and statistical analysis to support informed decision-making.

Tom holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University and an M.A. and B.S. in  Sociology from Arizona State University.


Robert Finnegan

Robert brings over 25 years of leadership experience in both the for-profit and non-profit business industries, as well as the non-profit service industries. He has served a variety of positions in technology, operations, and analytics.

Robert’s expertise is in converting data into insightful information and that information into action. In his career he has created novel metrics that increased revenue as well as algorithms to reduce losses.

Robert is a graduate of Arizona State University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

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