Professor Carolyn Heinrich

BA Wisconsin, MA DPhil Chicago
George Eastman Visiting Professor

Academic subject(s):

Public Policy, Education and Economics

Carolyn J. Heinrich is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, and a University Distinguished Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations and Political Science. She also holds secondary appointments as a Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Science and a Professor of Health Policy in the School of Medicine. Her research focuses on education, workforce development, health and social welfare policy, program evaluation, and public management. She works closely with governments in her research to improve policy design and programme effectiveness and also collaborates with nongovernmental organisations to improve the impacts of economic and social protection investments in middle-income and developing countries. She received the David N. Kershaw Award for distinguished contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management in 2004 and was elected to the US National Academy of Public Administration in 2011. She has served as the President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and the Public Management Research Association.