Dr. Summers is the director of Data Savvy Consulting, a company that focuses on research and evaluation primarily within child welfare court systems. She has worked for more than 15 years conducting applied research on child abuse and neglect court systems in efforts to contribute to a growing evidence-base of what works in the field. She currently serves as the Director of Research for the Capacity Building Center for Courts and works directly with Court Improvement Programs on evaluation efforts. Her research specialties include hearing quality, ICWA compliance, and training evaluation. In addition to applied research, Dr. Summers serves as Associate Faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Program.