Lindsay Daugherty

Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Lindsay Daugherty is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation who specializes in education and workforce policy. Her recent areas of focus include access to and success in postsecondary education, workforce development programs, and the education, training, and career transitions of military and veteran populations. Daugherty’s work often involves close partnerships with policymakers and practitioners to address critical education and workforce issues, including ongoing partnership work with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the California Community College system, the Colorado Community College system, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Daugherty has expertise in the design of experimental, quasi-experimental, and descriptive studies, as well as experience informing and assessing the implementation of policies and programs in education and workforce development. She is currently leading several randomized control trials funded by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate interventions that aim to support success in careers and postsecondary education. Daugherty is also studying innovative approaches to workforce development, including stackable credential pipelines in Colorado and Ohio and the design of competency-based education programs in California community colleges. Other recent studies have examined the transitions of military servicemembers into education and employment.

Daugherty holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, a M.A. in applied economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in economics from the University of California Berkeley.

Location: Pasadena, California, United States