Steven G. Klein

Center Director, Career & Adult Education and Workforce Development


  • PhD, K–12 Educational Policy (specialization: Economics), University of California, Berkeley
  • MS, Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • BA, Biological Basis of Behavior (minor: Chemistry), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Steven G. Klein, PhD, specializes in the design of education accountability and finance systems, policy analysis and research, and the evaluation of federal and state career education and pathways initiatives. Dr. Klein's expertise includes delivering customized technical assistance to help states align their secondary and postsecondary career education and workforce development systems and use longitudinal data to improve student and program performance.

Dr. Klein has a demonstrated track record managing large-scale contracts extending over multiple years and is currently managing a task-ordering contract for the US Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, awarded in 1998 and again in 2004 and 2010.

Dr. Klein currently serves as principal investigator for the National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education, and is directing evaluation studies for the congressionally mandated National Assessment for Career and Technical Education to assess states' implementation of federal Perkins legislation.