Peter Antal, PhD

Institute on Disability / UCED
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824-3595
 
Phone: 603-228-2084
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 03, 2019

Peter Antal
 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Public Mental Health
 
Discipline(s): Genetics/Genetic Counseling
Evaluation and Transportation
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Research Associate, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire. Creation of New Hampshire's first public policy series looking at supports and services for individuals with disabilities across the age span. Primary responsibilities include: formation and support of advisory group of key stakeholders, requests for data, data cleaning and analysis, report write-up and dissemination when complete. Completed New Hampshire?s first state-wide study on the transportation characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities and the elderly as well as the broader public. Used empowerment evaluation methods in the assessment of the Littleton Model Community and Cornerstone projects key responsibilities include quantitative analysis of surveys and data records, qualitative analysis of stakeholder interviews and focus groups, reporting on and dissemination of project lessons learned. Provided general research support to organizational projects as needed, including: designing and implementing evaluation strategies for new grants, grant review, conducting evaluations for grant funded services, co-chair of the organization's research operations and strategic planning teams.
Education: Ph.D. Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware (5/05)
Specialization: Community Coalitions ;

MPA, University of Delaware (1/98)
Specialization: Community Development ;

BA in Psychology / Human Development, University of Delaware (5/95)
Interdepartmental Major: Psychology/Human Development Minor: German

Vita/Bio

 

Experience

Research Associate, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire. Creation (in process) of New Hampshire’s first public policy series looking at supports and services for individuals with disabilities across the age span. Primary responsibilities include: formation and support of advisory group of key stakeholders, requests for data, data cleaning and analysis, report write-up and dissemination when complete. Completed New Hampshire’s first state-wide study on the transportation characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities and the elderly as well as the broader public. Used empowerment evaluation methods in the assessment of the Littleton Model Community and Cornerstone projects – key responsibilities include quantitative analysis of surveys and data records, qualitative analysis of stakeholder interviews and focus groups, reporting on and dissemination of project “lessons learned.” Provided general research support to organizational projects as needed, including: designing and implementing evaluation strategies for new grants, grant review, conducting evaluations for grant funded services, co-chair of the organization’s research operations and strategic planning teams. (8/04 – Present)

Research Director, Children's Alliance of New Hampshire. Collaborated with staff to produce and disseminate special reports on child well being in New Hampshire, including the Kids Count New Hampshire 2003 Data Book. Collected, analyzed, and responded to requests for information on population, health, education, economic security and safety data. Ensured widespread dissemination of Kids Count work via print, radio and video by overseeing all layout and publication work, developing an effective strategic communications plan for data products, disseminating and monitoring the use of data products, and developing and maintaining partnerships with data providers, media and key government officials. Initiated and led the development of the New Hampshire Census Research Group, a unique coalition of 50 researchers (representing fields of housing, economic security, health, social services, planning, and education) working together to enhance the quality and effectiveness of New Hampshire’s research community. Initiated, sought & received funding for, and led the development of a multi-state research project assessing family economic success in rural areas of northern New England. Responsible for all grant reporting requirements for Kids Count related activities. Designed and implemented the Children's Alliance organizational database, substantially enhancing staff ability to manage contacts and resources (including activities related to membership, events planning, fund raising and legislative outreach). (4/02 - 4/04)

Evaluation Coordinator, Wilmington Healthy Start Empowerment Evaluation, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware. Ensured validity and reliability of data. Worked with staff to ensure coordination of efforts in obtaining information from Outreach, Risk Reduction & Consortium Components. Developed and maintained databases as needed. Idenitified and corrected emerging problems in Healthy Start data collection by maintaining open lines of communication with program managers and evaluation staff. Primary writer for many of the reports to community members, Christiana Care Health Services, and the federal government. (9/97-12/01)

 

Evaluation Coordinator, Home Visiting Advisory Committee Project, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware. Assisted in the assessment of the current service delivery system for providing home visiting services for 1st time parents receiving parent education and support services in Delaware. Coordinated staff to gather information from agencies providing parent education and support services; and from participating organizations on current and future data needs. Delivered recommendations for future steps of the Home Visiting Advisory Committee. (9/00-12/01)

Evaluation Co-Director, Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware. Took on a primary role in the development of an evaluation design for the PAT for Delaware: coordinated efforts of evaluation and PAT staff to develop an effective data monitoring system; liaison between state contract coordinator and program administrators and evaluation staff; and assisted staff in development and use of PAT database.(9/00 – 6/01)

Teaching Assistant, Public Administration Statistics, University of Delaware (Spring 00)

Research Assistant, College of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware (6/95-5/97)

 

Research Assistant, Individual & Family Studies, University of Delaware (9/1994 – 9/95)

Computer Filemaker Pro (Database Creation & Maintenance), SPSS for Windows (Statistical

Skill Areas Analysis), ArcView (Geographic Analysis), NVivo (Qualitative Analysis), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Awards

University Graduate Fellowship (Fall 2001); Fulsom Award, College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware, PENN Award, Eastern Evaluation Research Society (1997)

Publications

Antal, P. (2006). Access New Hampshire: Living with Disability in the Granite State. Policy Brief: Educational Supports for Children with Disabilities. Institute on Disability, University of NH

Norton, S. & Antal, P. (2006). Peeling the Onion: Inpatient Hospital Care in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.

Antal P.; Dornblut, S.; McIver, M. (2005). New Hampshire Speaks Out: We Want Public Transportation Summary & Full Report. Institute on Disability, University of NH

Antal P. (2005). Use of Community Coalitions for Child and Family Services Reform – Understanding their Roles and Applications for Local Governance. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Delaware.

Antal, P. (2003). Kids Count New Hampshire 2003 - Decennial Edition. Children's Alliance of NH.

Unger, D. G. & Antal, P. (2001). “The health of African-American mothers and their infants: What will it take to make a difference?” The Community Psychologist, Special Issue: Women's Health and Well-Being, Vol. 34, 24-28.

Unger, D.G.; Gamel, McCormick, M.; Peters, D.; & Antal, P. (2000). “Child and family services: Translating research into state policy.” The Community Psychologist. Vol. 32, 30-22.

Unger, D.G.; Park, E.A.; Antal, P.; Tressell, P.A.; Rigney, K.; DeRasmo, K.; & Kassess, J. (2000). “Serving children with special social and emotional needs: A practical approach to evaluating prevention programs in schools and community settings.” Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation. Vol. 11. 273-296.

Antal, P. (1997). Implementing Performance Measures in the Social Service Nonprofit Sector. Master's Thesis, University of Delaware.