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Theodore Kniker

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Public Administration and Policy

  • Mr. Kniker is the Executive Director of The Performance Institute, the leading, non-partisan think tank promoting government performance, accountability and transparency. He oversees the academic curriculum for the Institute’s training and conferences and directs its consulting services. Before joining the Performance Institute, Mr. Kniker was an executive consultant with the Federal Consulting Group (FCG), a franchise operation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which collaborates with all government agencies to improve their performance. With over 20 years of experience in federal government, Mr. Kniker is a recognized expert in developing internal evaluation and monitoring capabilities and creating performance metrics and program evaluation strategies for hard to measure programs. Prior to joining FCG, he was the Chief of Evaluation and Performance Measurement for the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs from 1998 to 2006.


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