Michelle Van Noy is the Associate Director of the Education and Employment Research Center at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She conducts research and evaluation on higher education and workforce development. She has particular expertise in community college workforce programs, including non-credit programs and technician education. Her research focuses on several issues including: how institutions organize their programs to align with labor market needs and prepare students for the workforce, how students make choices about majors and careers and move through pathways from college to career, and how employers engage with education and use credentials in the hiring process.
Before joining EERC, Dr. Van Noy conducted research on community college workforce education at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers and the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has experience conducting large-scale national evaluations in education and workforce development from her previous work at Mathematica Policy Research. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and education from Columbia University, a M.S. in public policy from Rutgers, and a B.A. in psychology and Spanish from Rutgers.