Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics
Director, International Education Policy and Management Program
Departments of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, and Economics
Carolyn Heinrich is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics and Co-Director of the International Education Policy and Management Program at Vanderbilt University. She is also the current President of the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM). Heinrich’s research focuses on education, workforce development, social welfare policy, program evaluation, and public management and performance management. She works directly with federal, state and local governments in her research to improve policy design and program effectiveness and also collaborates with nongovernmental organizations (such as the World Bank, UNICEF and others) to improve the impacts of economic and social investments in middle-income and developing countries.
Carolyn Heinrich's Research Interests
- Labor policy, education and welfare-to-work
- Social program evaluation
- Policy impacts on families