Bradley Carl, Ph.D.
As co-principal investigator (Co-PI) and senior scientist, Dr. Carl is an assistant scientist and co-director of the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC), housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). His current work focuses on evaluating programs and initiatives at the PreK-12 levels and the design, implementation, and evaluation of state educator effectiveness and school accountability systems. He has worked extensively with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Milwaukee Public Schools, evaluating policy initiatives including postsecondary tracking, education/health outcomes, early warning indicators, and equitable finance systems. Prior to joining WCER, Dr. Carl worked for the Office of Educational Accountability at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Center on Education and Work at UW-Madison, and the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.A. in international studies and history from Hamline University and a Ph.D. in sociology-urban studies from Michigan State University.