The Research Bureau Staff

The Research Bureau Staff

Paul Matthews – Executive Director

Eric Kneeland – Director of Programs & Operations

Eric Kneeland - Program AssociateEric Kneeland is the Director of Programs & Operationse with The Research Bureau, overseeing general operations of the office — including administrative and financial support – as well as development activities. Eric is also responsible for marketing and outreach efforts, including the coordination and promotion of research events, publications, and forums. Eric began his career with The Research Bureau as a Research Intern in the spring of 2016. As an intern, he collaborated with fellow researchers to produce reports and briefs regarding issues in Greater Worcester. He graduated magna cum laude from Assumption College in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and an Honors Certificate following publication of an Honors Thesis “Homeless Service Providers’ Assessments of the Effectiveness of Housing First Programs in Maine.”

Tom Quinn – Research Associate

Tom Quinn – Research AssociateTom Quinn is a Research Associate with The Research Bureau. His job involves researching important local topics and writing reports and recommendations that inform, educate, and hopefully spur positive change. Tom joined the Bureau in May 2017 after two years working as a reporter with Worcester Magazine, where he covered a variety of topics with an emphasis on local politics and government. He is a member of Gonzaga University’s class of 2013, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism. He is originally from Marlboro, and currently resides in Worcester.