Carolyn Hill
Senior Fellow, Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment

Hill joined MDRC in 2014 from Georgetown University, where she was a tenured associate professor of public policy. Hill is currently working on the Head Start Connects study and the Guilford Readiness of Children for School Study. Her previous projects include the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation, the Families Forward Demonstration, the Understanding Poverty: Childhood and Family Experiences Study, and a technical assistance project on the coordination between welfare-to-work programs under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and workforce development services funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Hill cocurates MDRC’s Implementation Research Incubator and helps lead MDRC’s Implementation Research Group, which supports innovative and rigorous implementation research methods across the organization’s policy areas and studies. Hill is the author of three books and a number of journal articles that address implementation, public management, performance measurement, and program evaluation, including Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions (CQ Press, 2015). She earned a BA in political science and Russian area studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1989, an MA in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, and a PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago in 2001.