Dr. Caitlin Howley is a Fellow at ICF, joining the company in 2009. She currently directs the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) and evaluates education programs for at-risk students across the Appalachian region and the nation. Her specialities include rural education; technical assistance for state education agencies; broadening participation of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and college access and success. In earlier capacities, Dr. Howley directed evaluation for the Appalachia Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education, provided evaluation services to Comprehensive Centers, and conducted research and evaluation for Regional Educational Laboratories.
Dr. Howley earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University, and has received awards from the National Rural Education Association and the American Educational Research Association. In her free time, she works a small farm in Southeastern Ohio and reads avidly.