Brad Parks is Executive Director of AidData and a Research Faculty at the College of William & Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of AidData, its portfolio of grants and contracts, and its team of 37 faculty and staff. His research is focused on aid allocation and impact, development policy and practice, and the design and implementation of policy and institutional reforms in low-income and lower-middle income countries. From 2005-2010, Brad was part of the initial team that set up the U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). As Acting Director of Threshold Programs at the MCC, he oversaw the implementation of reform projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. Brad holds his PhD in International Relations and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William & Mary.