Director, Center on Education & Labor, New America

Mary Alice McCarthy is the director of the Center on Education & Labor. Her work examines the intersection between higher education, workforce development, and job training policies. The Center is dedicated to building learning-based pathways to economic opportunity that can begin inside or outside of formal higher education. Mary Alice’s writing has been featured in a diverse set of media outlets including the Washington MonthlyThe Atlantic, and the Journal on Community College Research and Practice. She participates in a wide variety of public engagement, technical assistance, and coalition-building efforts aimed at improving postsecondary education policy and practice.

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