Richard Alboroto joined Texas Tech University faculty in 2020 after nearly eight years working as a Program Evaluation and Research Specialist for a non-profit organization and a higher education institution. In the non-profit sector, he developed multiple tools to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services offered by several community organizations. In the higher education sector, he served as the Research Associate and Evaluator for the Nevada Partnership for Training Title IV-E program. He led the program evaluation effort of the state to improve the curriculum development and delivery of training, particularly for the Clark County Department of Family Services workforce. At both the University of Hawaii and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he has been an adjunct instructor. He taught both undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Social Work.
He seeks to apply his skills to a career in higher education, federal and state government and non-profit with a focus on measurement, evaluation, and data visualization. He is passionate about data-driven and evidence-based decision-making strategies. He possessed advanced research skills and substantial project management experience in a culturally diverse setting. He has conceived, designed, executed, and published research studies and written quarterly and annual evaluation reports. His research interests lie in the area of child welfare, child welfare workforce development, trauma, child abuse, and neglect. He worked and collaborated with researchers from several disciplines of social welfare, particularly gerontology, a non-profit organization, child welfare agencies, and program evaluation.
An essential part of his life is family – both immediate (spouse and cats) and distant roots (relatives in the Philippines). For hobbies, he likes to go to the gym, hiking, dancing, food tripping, and movies. He is also a licensed Zumba, U-Jam, and Turbokick instructor.