Kelsey Hassevoort, Ph.D.

Managing Director
  (202) 296-2741

Dr. Kelsey Hassevoort is a Managing Director in McAllister & Quinn’s Research Universities Practice. In this role, she provides capacity-building, strategic guidance, and grant consulting support services to research universities and other higher education institutions. She enjoys partnering with clients to understand their needs and providing high-quality, innovative services to university leadership, investigators, and research development professionals.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Kelsey served as a Research Development Manager in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While in that role, she led the institute’s Community-Academic Partnerships Core, facilitating new research initiatives, leading programs, and supporting interdisciplinary research teams comprised of campus and community collaborators. Drawing upon her 10+ years of managing large multidisciplinary projects and working with research teams, she has experience developing and delivering workshops and seminars to support investigators as they develop community partnerships and pursue funding for health sciences research. During her time at the university, she served on the Chancellor’s Coordinating Council on Public Engagement, collaborating with public engagement professionals across campus to advance the university’s public engagement efforts in research, teaching, and outreach.

A Michigan native, Kelsey earned a B.A. in biology from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is an active member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), where she serves as co-chair of the Communications Working Group and the Committee on Inclusive Excellence.


  • Research Development Manager, University of Illinois
  • Research Development Specialist, University of Illinois


  • Research Development
  • Faculty Development and Training
  • Project & Program Management
  • Community Engagement


B.A., Kalamazoo College

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign