SHEEO Welcomes Dr. Carrie Klein as Senior Policy Analyst

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Carrie Klein, Ph.D., as a senior policy analyst.

Carrie Klein, Ph.D.

Dr. Klein will be located at SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office, where she will contribute to SHEEO’s efforts to develop state postsecondary data and information resources, provide technical assistance and professional development to SHEEO agency researchers and policy analysts, and collaborate with partner organizations.

Before joining SHEEO, Dr. Klein was a senior fellow and higher education lead on the Future of Privacy Forum’s Youth and Education team. Before that, Dr. Klein worked as a strategic planning project manager in George Mason University’s (GMU) office of the president and in the office of university life. 

Dr. Klein is also an affiliate faculty member and graduate (Ph.D. and MAIS) of GMU’s Higher Education Program. The overarching aim of her research is to study interactions between higher education organizations and individuals, with the goal of creating more equitable outcomes. Dr. Klein’s recent research has focused on understanding the influences of data systems on organizational and individual decision-making, policy, and equity. Her master’s thesis, a qualitative instrumental study on collaboration across organizational cultural differences on campus, won the 2014 ACPA Gerald Saddlemire Masters Research Award.


The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) serves the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education and their staffs. Founded in 1954, SHEEO promotes an environment that values higher education and its role in ensuring the equitable education of all Americans, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic factors. Together with its members, SHEEO aims to achieve this vision by equipping state higher education executive officers and their staffs with the tools to effectively advance the value of higher education, promoting public policies and academic practices that enable all Americans to achieve success in the 21st century, and serving as an advocate for state higher education leadership. For more information, visit