Carl Krueger, M.A., National Policy Specialist, Higher Education
Dana Center Role
Carl has an extensive background in education policy, with a focus on increasing postsecondary opportunities for all students. He currently serves as the national policy specialist for the Higher Education Services team, providing technical assistance, resource development, and policy analysis to states seeking to increase student success and social mobility through the creation and implementation of mathematics pathways aligned with career goals and workforce needs. Carl writes policy briefs and summary reports, creates project tools, and facilitates state policy efforts, all of which support aligned programs of study, enhanced student support services, and coordinated state and institutional policy change.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Prior to joining the Center, Carl was a project coordinator and policy analyst for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). He worked closely with several Western states, helping them implement and manage efforts to increase the number of low-income students participating and succeeding in higher education. Additionally, Carl tracked legislation and prepared policy briefs through oversight and maintenance of WICHE’s State Higher Education Policy Database.
Before that, Carl was a policy analyst for the Education Commission of the States, working with select state policymakers across the country on their design and delivery of education. He published policy briefs on issues such as P–16, governance, teaching quality, and college access and completion. Carl also served as research director for Colorado Media Matters, a web-based information center that analyzed media coverage of political and public policy issues.
M.A. History, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. History, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.F.A. Film, University of Colorado at Boulder
Krueger, C. (2016). Stories from the front lines of student success: The implementation and progress of near peer mentoring programs in Alaska and Idaho. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Krueger, C. (2015). Targeted recovery: Recapping 2015 higher education legislative activity in the West. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Krueger, C. (2013) After the funding is through: CACG program sustainability. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Krueger, C. (2012). Undocumented students in the West. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.