Dr. Prince is the Ray Marshall Center’s director and a research scientist. He has over fifteen years’ experience in the education and workforce development fields as a researcher, project manager, policy analyst, and evaluator. Currently, Dr. Prince serves as principal investigator on multiple research and evaluation projects involving statistical analyses of confidential administrative records data on education and the labor market. He is also principal investigator for a United Nations Research Institute for Social Development study examining post-Arab Spring policies and programs addressing youth unemployment in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Oman. He has written, published, and presented extensively on domestic and international employment and training programs and policies, postsecondary education, and poverty reduction.
Dr. Prince also consults for various international development NGOs, including the One Acre Fund and Nuru International, and has participated with a team of hydrologists, geologists, and volunteers addressing the need for potable water in and around Cevicos, The Dominican Republic. His research into multidimensional poverty and youth unemployment policy has led to invited conference presentations in Peru, Cameroon, and, most recently, Lebanon.
Prior to joining the RMC, Dr. Prince was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, where he focused on labor policy, and a Master’s degree and PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management. His dissertation research focused on measuring the drivers of change in multidimensional poverty in developing countries.