Alex Hathaway is a research associate at the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) and the Fiscal Research Center (FRC), specializing in state fiscal health. He is the principal investigator on the center’s multi-state evaluation of budgeting and financial management practices for the Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in Government Finance project. Hathaway also contributes to the center’s education policy research, currently evaluating outcome measures of later-age degree recipients in University System of Georgia institutions. He holds a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in health policy from Georgia State University, a doctorate in chiropractic medicine from Life University, and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia. His other areas of interest include healthcare systems and finance, aging policy, and program evaluation.