Prince, Heath J. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Prince is the Ray Marshall Center’s director and a research scientist. Dr. Prince has over fifteen years’ experience in the education and workforce development fields as a researcher, project manager, policy analyst, and evaluator. Currently, Dr. Prince serves as principal investigator on multiple research projects involving statistical analyses of confidential administrative records data on education and the labor market. Dr. Prince designed the impact evaluations for two U.S. Department of Labor grants—each measuring the labor market impact of pro-poor education and training interventions.

Dr. Prince is a pro-bono consultant for the One Acre Fund and Nuru International, and leads a team of hydrologists, geologists and volunteers in the completion of a water pipeline and treatment plant in Cevicos, The Dominican Republic, where he has participated in the operation of a health clinic, micro-lending program, and scholarship program for since 2009. In addition, his research into multidimensional poverty has led to invited conference presentations in Peru and, most recently, Cameroon.

Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Prince was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. Dr. Prince has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, where he focused on labor policy, and a Master’s degree and PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management. His dissertation research focused on measuring the drivers of change in multidimensional poverty in developing countries.


NewsDecember 15, 2017
LBJ School Semester in Review: Fall 2017

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NewsOctober 9, 2017
LBJ School and Federal Reserve Convene Workforce, Economic Experts at National Conference

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