University of Wisconsin–Madison

National Poverty Fellows Program

Current National Poverty Fellows

Melody Harvey

National Poverty Fellow

maharvey3@wisc.edu

Melody Harvey has a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include consumer, social and higher education policies as they affect economically vulnerable Americans. Harvey’s dissertation examined the impacts of state-mandated financial education on high-cost borrowing and postsecondary education decisions. Harvey is a fellow at ACF-OPRE and is being mentored by IRP Affiliate and Associate Professor of Consumer Science J. Michael Collins.

Kathleen Moore

National Poverty Fellow

mfmoore2@wisc.edu

Kathleen Moore has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah. Her research interests include low-income housing and homelessness policy. Moore’s dissertation estimated discrimination rates for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders through a multi-city online experiment. Moore is a fellow at ACF-OPRE and is being mentored by IRP Affiliate and Professor of Social Work Daniel Meyer.