Steven Hemelt is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hemelt is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), a Senior Researcher at the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), and serves as an Associate Editor of Education Finance and Policy.
His research intertwines the economics of education, education policy, labor economics, and program evaluation. Hemelt’s current work focuses on transitions to life after high school, skill demand, college costs, and student success in higher education.
Hemelt was an IES postdoc at the University of Michigan from 2011-2013. He earned his PhD in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), along with an MA and BA in economics as well as a BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics. Prior to graduate school, Hemelt taught high school economics and Spanish in Maryland.