2013 HARRY S. TRUMAN AWARD
Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor of the Georgetown
University Center on Education and the Workforce
nthony Carnevale has been a respected
authority on issues relating to the intersection
between higher education, the labor market
and national economic well-being for more than three
As director and research professor for the Georgetown
University Center on Education and the Workforce,
he publishes a plethora of research on the value of
postsecondary credentials and college degrees in the
labor market. Much of that research, delivered by
appreciation for the important economic impact
community colleges provide.
being “ideally situated” to provide practical career
and technical preparation alongside academics.
Carnevale believes that to be successful economically,
America needs a new paradigm of education and
work that values postsecondary education credentials
for workers and provides opportunities for skill
updates later in life. He has been a frequent and
popular speaker at events sponsored by the American
Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and a
Prior to working at Georgetown, Dr. Carnevale
served as vice-president for public leadership at the
Educational Testing Service and was the director
of human resource and employment studies at the
Committee for Economic Development. He spent a
decade as the founder and president of the Institute for
Dr. Carnevale also served as Director of Political and
State County and Municipal Employees and worked as a
commissions impacting higher education. Dr.
Carnevale was appointed by President George W. Bush to
serve on the White House Commission on Technology
and Adult Education. President Clinton appointed him
chairman of the National Commission for Employment
Policy, and in 1994, Secretary of Commerce Ronald
Brown appointed him to the Board of Overseers
for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
He was appointed by President Reagan to chair the
human resources subcommittee on the White House
Commission on Productivity between 1982 and 1984.
Before coming to Washington, D.C., Dr. Carnevale
worked as a research economist with the Syracuse
University Research Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in
Syracuse University. He received his Bachelor of Arts
from Colby College.