Charlotte Cahill is associate director for Pathways to Prosperity Network at Jobs for the Future. Dr. Cahill leads state policy and strategy work for the Network and oversees the Pathways to Prosperity regional asset mapping process. She also provides technical assistance to states and regions in the Network and conducts research to support the Pathways to Prosperity work. Dr. Cahill research interests include work-based learning, labor market information, economic development, and federal and state policies to support the development of career pathways systems.
Prior to joining JFF, Dr. Cahill worked at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), where she conducted policy research and facilitated a peer-learning network of colleges and universities focused on strengthening postsecondary programs and career pathways for student veterans. Dr. Cahill has seven years of experience teaching at both two- and four-year postsecondary institutions, including Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. She holds a B.A. in history from Boston College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of U.S. public policy from Northwestern University.
Career and Technical Education, Federal Higher Education Policy, State-Local Higher Education Policy, Career Pathways