Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century presents contributions from more than 65 leading scholars and practitioners engaged in workforce development.
Authors and Editors
David E. Balducchi is a research and policy consultant specializing in unemployment insurance and employment programs. He is also principal investigator for IMPAQ International, Inc.
Gokce Basbug is a doctoral student in the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Amanda Cage is the director of strategic initiatives and policy at the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
Joseph Carbone is president and chief executive officer of The WorkPlace, which is based out of Bridgeport, Conn.
Yvette Chocolaad is employment and training director at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies in Washington, D.C.
Vickie Choitz is a senior policy analyst on the workforce development team at the Center for Law and Social Policy and director of the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways.
Rheagan Coffey is a consultant with the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, part of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Rand Ghayad is an associate at the Brattle Group. He is a leading expert on questions related to job displacement, unemployment and financial markets. He is a former visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a consultant to the Brookings Institution.
Larry Good is chair, cofounder, and senior policy fellow at the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, a national nonprofit focused on transformative change in education, economic and workforce development.
Gayle Hamilton is a senior fellow at MDRC where she has designed, implemented and directed large-scale evaluations and demonstrations of programs to improve the well-being of low-income populations.
Katie Onachila Spiker manages Wider Opportunities for Women’s Women and Work projects, including the Opportunities for Women in Nontraditional Employment initiative.
Nola Speiser is a state program administrator for the Minnesota FastTRAC Adult Career Pathways Initiative.
Matt Unrath oversees Wider Opportunities for Women’s national projects and serves as the principal contact for the organization’s state and local partners across the country.
Alex Vasquez is a doctoral student of sociology at Brandeis University and a researcher with the Institute for Career Transitions. She is also the cofounder of Lilipod.