Carrie B. Kisker, Ph.D.
Education Research and Policy Specialist
DR. CARRIE B. KISKER is an education research and policy specialist in Los Angeles and a director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges. Drawing from her own and others' research, she regularly consults with college leaders on issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation, program and policy development, strategic planning and accountability, civic learning and democratic engagement. Dr. Kisker holds a B.A. in psychology and education from Dartmouth College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Kisker's most recent book is Creating Entrepreneurial Community Colleges, A Design Thinking Approach (Harvard Education Press, 2021). Previous books include The American Community College (Jossey-Bass, 6th ed., 2014), written with Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer, and The Shaping of American Higher Education: Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System (Jossey-Bass, 2nd ed., 2010) with Arthur M. Cohen.
Projects & Services
Bridging Higher Education Research and Practice
Consulting & Strategic Advising
Dr. Kisker regularly consults with college leaders in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, program and policy development, strategic planning, and accountability. Click here to learn more.
Presentations & Workshops
Research & Writing
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Dr. Kisker's research and writing -- including three books and numerous other publications -- help bridge the divide between higher education research and practice. Click here to learn more.