Michelle Ware
Senior Associate, Postsecondary Education

Ware, who came to MDRC in 2006, works predominantly on projects designed to reveal ways to improve college access, persistence, and success for low-income and underprepared students. Currently working on the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Demonstration Project, Ware focuses on recruiting sites, managing the start-up of projects there, collaborating on program design, guiding implementation to ensure the rigorous testing of ideas and theories, and providing technical assistance. With expertise in program management and a background in higher education, Ware has also contributed to other MDRC projects, including Aid Like A Paycheck, the Family Self Sufficiency Evaluation, the Student Support Partnership Integrating Resources and Education Initiative, the Learning Communities Demonstration, College Match, the Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration, and the Aid Success pilot test, for which she was project director. Prior to joining MDRC, Ware worked in higher education, specifically in the areas of financial aid and student services. She holds a master’s degree in adult and organizational development from Temple University.