Bethany Paris MA, PhD

Principal Research Scientist Associate

Bethany Paris is a Principal Research Scientist Associate for the Policy, Finance, and Economics program. Dr. Paris comes to KTC after spending nearly seven years as a researcher and manager of grants with the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at UK. She has experience in performing economic impact studies and investigating the various social and health factors that affect workforce development. Dr. Paris has written many grants to secure research with other UK colleges, the city of Lexington, the US Department of Labor, as well as state and private organizations. Her primary research interests are local economic development and data science. Dr. Paris holds a PhD In Public Policy and Administration and a Master of Public Administration, both from The Martin School at University of Kentucky. She earned a BA in Communication from University of Kentucky.