Dr. Joanne Brosh joined Carolina Demography in March 2019 as a research analyst. Dr. Brosh focuses primarily on the North Carolina education pipeline and related areas.

Her work since 2019 has primarily focused on applied research and data analysis related to postsecondary education for a variety of employers – the federal government, academia, NC state government, and NC non-profits.

She has also analyzed data related to education trends from prior years, and looked at the influence that COVID-19 has had on the education systems. She often uses publicly-available, often longitudinal state and national data. Examples of her work can be found on the myFutureNC Dashboard and in case studies related to educational analysis.

She has worked as a program evaluator with the North Carolina General Assembly, where she assessed the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs. Previous jobs include working as a research associate with the North Carolina Partnership for Children and as a program specialist in evaluation at the United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

In all of these positions, the majority of her research and evaluation work has centered on education issues and programs (early childhood, secondary, and postsecondary), either at the state or federal level. She earned her BS in Psychology from Ursinus College and her MA and PhD in Social Psychology and Sociology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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