Kevin Carey
Director, Education Policy Program

Higher Ed

  • College affordability
  • College completion
  • Community colleges
  • Data and accountability
  • For-profit colleges
  • Higher education finance and operations
  • Higher education reform
  • Online learning

Kevin Carey directs the education policy program at New America. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Washingtonian, Democracy, and other publications. Carey published the book, “The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere,” in March 2015. He is also a contributing writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education and edits the annual Washington Monthly college guide. His work was anthologized in Best American Legal Writing and has received two Education Writers Association awards for commentary. Prior to joining New America, Carey worked as the policy director of Education Sector and as an analyst at the Education Trust and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has also worked for the Indiana Senate Finance Committee and as Indiana’s assistant state budget director. Carey is a graduate of Binghamton University and the Ohio State University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C.