David Yokum, J.D., Ph.D., is the former Director of the Office of Evaluation Sciences. David’s expertise draws on the cognitive foundations of judgment and decision-making and, in particular, how that knowledge and associated methodologies can be translated and applied in government contexts. His innovative teaching in psychology earned accolades, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from the UA College of Science. David finished his Ph.D. in Psychology, with dual specialization in Cognition and Neural Systems and Psychology, Policy, and Law, at the University of Arizona (UA), a law degree from the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, where he also served as a writing fellow, instructor, and guest lecturer, and a Master’s in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the University of South Florida.

David Yokum



Years active

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Agency collaborators

Education, General Services Administration, Health and Human Services