Linda Rosenberg

Linda Rosenberg

Principal Researcher
  • Qualitative Research of Programs in Domestic Policy Areas, Including Education, Labor, and Welfare
  • Disadvantaged Youth
Focus Areas
  • Education
  • School Reform
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment
  • Family Support
  • TANF and Employment Issues
  • Human Services
About Linda

Linda Rosenberg has more than 25 years of experience conducting qualitative research on programs in domestic policy areas, including labor, education, and welfare.

She has led many large-scale studies and been responsible for the design, data collection, and analyses of program implementation for these studies.

Currently, Rosenberg is the project director for several U.S. Department of Labor projects. She leads the National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, an initiative across several federal agencies that grants administrative and programmatic flexibilities to pilots to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. Under Rosenberg’s direction, the team is providing evaluation technical assistance to pilots, conducting an implementation and systems study, and collecting and reporting pilots’ administrative data. She also is directing an evaluation of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and of State Apprenticeship Expansion grants. She was co-project director of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation; she contributed to the design and implementation of that evaluation, which studied the impact of the programs’ services.

In the education area, Rosenberg led the Mathematica team in a study of school turnaround practices for the U.S. Department of Education. She also contributed to the design and analysis for a study of after-school programs funded by the federal government. For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she directed a study team in the design of and data collection for case studies and a 50-state survey of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversion practices, which documented states’ strategies to assist or divert applicants for TANF.

Rosenberg holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Key Projects
  • adult training teens as electricians
    Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review

    The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.

  • Summer Youth Employment Initiative Under the Recovery Act

    This implementation evaluation drew on two key data sources: (1) state performance data for all youth participating in services funded by the Recovery Act from May-November 2009; and (2) visits to 20 selected sites that implemented summer youth employment initiatives in 2009.

  • Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers

    This study is documenting administrative structure, partnerships, performance and strategic management, funding and financing, staffing, physical environment, MIS system capacity and use of technology, service delivery structure and linkages, and program and service mix.

  • The Study of School Turnaround

    This project is documenting the turnaround process in 25 schools across six states and looking at how these schools have used their School Improvement Grant funds to implement improvement actions.

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    Early Head Start Research and Evaluation

    The program promotes learning and the parenting that supports it within the first three years of life. Participating children performed significantly better in cognitive, language, and social-emotional development than their peers who did not participate.

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