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Jeff Strohl

Jeff Strohl

Director of Research, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Jeff Strohl is the Director of Research at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce where he continues his long involvement in the analysis of education and labor market outcomes and policy. He leads the Center’s research investigating the supply and demand of education and how education enhances career opportunities for today’s workforce. Dr. Strohl also focuses on how to quantify skills and how to better understand competencies given the evolving nature of the U.S. workplace.

Before moving to the Center, Dr. Strohl was a senior analyst and project director at Westat, Inc. While at Westat, Dr. Strohl was primarily involved in program evaluation and analysis of education outcomes. He helped design and direct several projects that investigated socioeconomic diversity in American education and sought to affect postsecondary admissions policies. Dr. Strohl also helped design a model that predicts occupational risks to offshoring as a function of workplace competencies.

At Westat, Dr. Strohl used economic modeling to evaluate the Federal GEAR UP program, the Federal Youth Opportunity Grant Initiative, the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance programs, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National and Local Emphasis programs.

Dr. Strohl received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from American University. His dissertation was a cross-country study of how education can enhance overall economic flexibility in times of economic crisis and structural shift.

Authored Posts

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  • Are short-term credentials really the best thing since sliced bread?

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