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 senior policy analyst for the Higher Education Services team, providing in-depth 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 facilitates state policy efforts, writes policy briefs and summary reports, and creates project tools, 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
Ellis, M. & Krueger, C. (2020) Systemically aligned: Guided pathways and mathematics pathways working together for student success. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Krueger, C. (2019). The missing piece: The transfer and applicability of mathematics pathways . In R. Hartzler & R. Blair (Eds.), Emerging issues in mathematics pathways: Case studies, scans of the field, and recommendations. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Garcia, R., Krueger, C., & Getz, A. (2018). Creating structural change for student success: State mathematics task force progress and success. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Krueger, C. (2018). Different State Approaches to Transfer and Applicability. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Krueger, C. (2017). A process for success: Developing and supporting student learning outcomes for multiple mathematics pathways. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
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.