As Research Director at the Oklahoma Policy Institute, Ryan Gentzler oversees the organization’s work to harness data in pursuit of policy and programmatic goals. Ryan joined OK Policy in January 2016 as a policy analyst focusing on criminal justice issues. He then served as the Director of Open Justice Oklahoma, a program of OK Policy that gathers and analyzes hard-to-access data to open the black box of our justice system. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.