Meet The Expert
As Vice President, Research Growth Strategy, Carla leads the design and development of new research initiatives, experiences, and services to drive action and results for our K12 and higher education partner institutions. Proud to be counted among the first EAB Research employees, Carla has specialized across her decade-plus career in supporting institutions with innovative and flexible credentials for adult learners and working professionals. Her research seeks to understand the needs and motivations of these “not-so-nontraditional” students as she advises institutions on organizing for growth and market-responsive program development.
Following her time as an undergraduate at Colgate University, Carla cultivated a passion for education as a K12 teacher in the Bronx and Washington, DC. She holds an MS in Teaching from Pace University and a Duke MBA from the Fuqua School of Business. When not cheering on the Cubs or the Crimson Tide, you’ll find Carla volunteering as a mentor for Tennessee Achieves, engaging with the Chattanooga/Nashville Teach For America community, or serving as chair for the Duke University Learning Innovation Advisory Council.
Carla holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in marketing strategy and social entrepreneurship. She also holds an MS for Teachers from Pace University and completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Colgate University.
Research and Insights
This study demonstrates how outcomes marketing can capture the attention and enrollment of undecided career changers through local labor demand data, program and professional alignment, and highlighting ROI through student value stories.
COE units are turning to employer partnerships as a way to find new sources of enrollments and revenue. Review our nine disciplines and five tools to match your COE unit with an employer and foster that relationship.
This study examines the opportunities and challenges COE units face in designing programs for three specific student populations: Millennial career advancers, early encore careerists, and tomorrow's business owners.