Jonathan M. Lukens, Ph.D.


Jonathan Lukens is a principal at Capatus and located in the Boston office. He leads Capatus’ Research and Analysis practice. Jonathan is also an expert in the Capatus Non-Profit Practice and Advisory practice where he focuses on program evaluation, market research, analytics, and data-driven strategy.

Lukens received his Master of Social Work, Master of Bioethics, and Ph.D. in social welfare policy from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is currently an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Salem State University where he teaches courses in social welfare policy, health and mental health policy and service delivery systems, applied research, agency leadership, and ethics. 

Dr. Lukens has extensive experience in conducting formative and summative evaluation in a variety of not for profit and social service agencies and recently designed and implemented a statewide evaluation of the Parent Resource Center program initiated by Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 

Dr. Lukens has published widely in the academic literature on the topics of mental health policy and services and clinical and professional ethics.

Prior to his academic career, he worked as a program director in the non-profit sector. In addition, he has served on the boards of directors for several nonprofit organizations.


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