Alan Hardcastle, Ph.D.

Senior Research Manager

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
203 E. 4th Ave. Ste. 521
PO Box 43170
Olympia, WA 98504-3170


Alan Hardcastle has more than 20 years of research, policy, evaluation and consulting experience through state agencies and public and private-sector clients in education, industry, organized labor, workforce, and economic development. He has experience in quantitative and qualitative survey design methods, and knowledge and skills analyses in a broad range of industry and education sectors.  His industry and education-sector research has included industry trends and employment, smart grid technology and the energy workforce, construction and manufacturing sector technology and education policy analysis, energy efficiency/energy management education and training, industry-defined skill standards, labor market and economic analysis, and workforce development for the clean economy.  Hardcastle holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served on the advisory board for the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and is an adjunct faculty member at The Evergreen State College. He is active in national and local climate change organizations, and other community non-profit organizations.

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