Dr. Carnevale currently serves as research Professor and Director of the Georgetown
University Center on Education and the Workforce, a position he has held since the Center
was created in 2008. Between 1996 and 2006, Dr. Carnevale served as Vice President for
Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While at ETS, Dr. Carnevale
was appointed by President George Bush to serve on the White House Commission on
Technology and Adult Education.
Before joining ETS, Dr. Carnevale was Director of Human Resource and Employment
Studies at the Committee for Economic Development (CED), the nation’s oldest business sponsored
policy research organization. While at CED, Carnevale was appointed by
President Clinton to Chair the National Commission on Employment Policy.
Dr. Carnevale was the founder and President of the Institute for Workplace Learning
(IWL) between 1983 and 1993. The IWL worked directly with consortia of private
companies to develop high performance work systems and to develop more effective work
and training systems. While at the IWL, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President Reagan
to chair the human resources subcommittee on the White House Commission on
Productivity between 1982 and 1984. Prior to founding IWL, Dr. Carnevale also served as
Director of Political and Government Affairs for the American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest union in the AFL- CIO.
He has also served as a senior staff member in both houses of the U.S. Congress. He was
appointed Majority Staff Director on the Public Financing Sub-Committee of the House
Committee on Government Operations during consideration of the value added tax
proposals and revenue sharing.
Dr. Carnevale joined the Senate Budget Committee shortly after it was established by the
passage of the Budget Impoundment and Control Act of 1974. He was responsible for
budget development and enforcement in Budget Function 500: all accounts in Education,
Training, Employment Policy and Social Services.
Subsequently, he also served as senior economist for the Senate Democratic Leadership
Council. In 1993, President Clinton appointed Dr. Carnevale as chairman of the National
Commission for Employment Policy, and in 1994, Secretary of Commerce Ronald Brown
appointed Dr. Carnevale to the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award. Dr. Carnevale received the Truman award from the American Association
of Community Colleges in 2013 and the Morris T. Keeton Adult and Experiential Learning
Award from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in 2009.
Dr. Carnevale received his B.A. from Colby College and his Ph.D. in public finance
economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Before coming to
Washington, D.C., Dr. Carnevale worked as a research economist with the Syracuse
University Research Corporation. During that time, he co-authored the principal affidavit
in Rodriguez v. San Antonio, a U.S. Supreme Court action to remedy unequal tax burdens
and education benefits. This landmark case resulted in significant fiscal reforms in a wide
variety of majority of states.